turkey-red oil

noun

Definition of turkey-red oil

1 : an inferior grade of olive oil used in producing Turkey red
2 : a sulfonated oil used in dyeing (as with alizarin dyes) and as a wetting and emulsifying agent especially : sulfated castor oil or its sodium salt

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“Turkey-red oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey-red%20oil. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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