sesame oil

noun

Definition of sesame oil 

: a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps

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Fresh bananas, sesame oil and egg white combine with vodka for the Banana Sesame Sour. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "The man who sparked Miami's mixology movement is found dead," 7 June 2018 Grabbing piece after piece after piece, with a dab of salt and sesame oil and an occasional sliver of garlic, has proved a fine way to spend a late night far away from home. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t," 21 Feb. 2018 Similarly, research has found that lavender and sesame oil will also relive pain. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "8 Ways to Make Your Cramps Suck Less," 6 Sep. 2018 The toasty sesame oil and spicy sambal smelled exactly like a Buffalo chicken wing. Emily Schultz, Bon Appetit, "This Spicy Kimchi Slaw Provides More Balance Than a Yoga Class," 30 May 2018 Henry's Burger Daikanyama Tempura Motoyoshi Chef Motoyoshi's deep-fried delicacies are fantastically light, sheathed in a crisp coating of golden batter that owes its crunch to a mixture of canola and sesame oil. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Restaurants in Tokyo," 2 Mar. 2018 Make dressing: In bowl of a food processor, combine garlic, ginger, nut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, agave nectar and sesame oil. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Purée garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, fish sauce, honey, wine, chili oil, oyster sauce, and sesame oil in a blender until very smooth. Bon Appetit, "Sticky-Sweet Grilled Pork Shoulder," 28 May 2018 Mix in soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, salt and black pepper. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Constantly evolving MilkWood helps shape Louisville's food scene," 19 June 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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sesame oil

noun

Medical Definition of sesame oil 

: a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps

called also benne oil, teel oil

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