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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about turkey-red oil

Share turkey-red oil

Statistics for turkey-red oil

Look-up Popularity

Comments on turkey-red oil

What made you want to look up turkey-red oil? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!