sesame oil

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fold together with sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil, and orange zest. Heather Mayer Irvine, Men's Health, 19 Jan. 2023 Next, kimchi, gochujang, toasted sesame oil and a little granulated sugar are added to form a quick, deeply flavorful sauce. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2023 Stir in the chili oil, soy sauce, sesame oil and remaining garlic until well combined. cleveland, 29 Nov. 2022 Remove 2 tablespoons cooking liquid to a large bowl and mix in the sesame oil. cleveland, 22 Nov. 2022 The triple impact of sesame—tahini, sesame seeds, and sesame oil—adds nutty depth to a dessert that can otherwise lean a bit too sweet. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 5 Aug. 2022 One of my absolute favorite Asian cooking essentials is sesame oil. Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2022 Whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth. People Staff, Peoplemag, 2 Jan. 2023 The smell that hung in the air was a mixture of soybean paste, fish sauce, sesame oil. Angella Choe, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sesame oil was in 1870

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“Sesame oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesame%20oil. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

sesame oil

noun
: 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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