sesame oil


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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In a blender, purée soy sauce, horseradish, hoisin, vinegar, and sesame oil until smooth. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Pork Chops with Quinoa Salad," 18 Apr. 2018 Make the farro: in a pressure cooker or multicooker, combine farro, water, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar and salt. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 Combine the carrots, celery, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, scallions, eggs, pecans, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper sauce, sesame oil and pepper in a large bowl and stir to thoroughly combine the mixture. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Veggie Burgers and Warm Potato Salad," 8 May 2018 When the pan is hot, add the peanut and sesame oils. House Beautiful, "Jewels and Jill Elmore's Chicken-Lettuce Cups," 30 Jan. 2012 While noodles are cooking, in a small saucepan over low heat, whisk the peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic and ginger together until peanut butter melts and dressing is smooth. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What to bring? These side dishes are always welcome at a summer picnic," 29 June 2018 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

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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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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