tropical oil

noun

Definition of tropical oil

: any of several oils (such as coconut oil and palm oil) that are high in saturated fatty acids and are used especially in commercially prepared baked goods, snack products, and confections

Examples of tropical oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Replacements for trans fats include high oleic oils, fully hydrogenated oils (high in stearic acid) and tropical oils (mainly palm oil). Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 Are tropical oils really better than vegetable oils? Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 That includes fatty meats, full-fat dairy, and tropical oils like palm kernel oil, palm oil, and coconut oil. Tehrene Firman, Redbook, "What Is the DASH Diet Plan? Here's Everything You Need to Know," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tropical oil

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Tropical oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropical%20oil. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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tropical oil

noun

Medical Definition of tropical oil

: any of several oils (as coconut oil and palm oil) of tropical origin that are high in saturated fatty acids and are used especially in commercially prepared baked goods, snack products, and confections

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