sesame oil

noun
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

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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1870

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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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