vegetable oil

noun

Definition of vegetable oil

: an oil of plant origin especially : a fatty oil from seeds or fruits

Examples of vegetable oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

One of the other vetoed bills would have changed a statute regarding the theft of waste vegetable oil used in restaurants. Keith M. Phaneuf, courant.com, "Speaker: House will vote to override Lamont veto — even without Senate support," 19 July 2019 Moreover, the demand for vegetable oil will only grow, and palm oil is the most efficient way to produce it, Turner says. Dyna Rochmyaningsih, Science | AAAS, "Courting controversy, scientists team with industry to tackle one of the world’s most destructive crops," 11 July 2019 Use the remaining batter to fry more fritters, adding the remaining ¼ cup vegetable oil to the skillet when needed. 7. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Zucchini and corn, a favorite summer duo, turns into crisp fritters with spicy mayo," 8 July 2019 Rub cast-iron grill grates with a light coating of vegetable oil. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clean Your BBQ Grill," 14 May 2019 The first three ingredients on the Mr. Goodbar are sugar, peanuts and vegetable oil. Lucas Kwan Peterson, latimes.com, "The official candy bar power rankings," 11 June 2019 Add the vegetable oil, tahini, peanut butter, soy sauce, sherry, sherry vinegar, honey, optional sriracha, sesame oil, cayenne and black pepper. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Make dinner in a snap with these rotisserie chicken recipes," 6 June 2019 Stick with substitutes like vegetable oil, olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, and, of course, butter. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Where to Buy Lard and How to Use It," 23 May 2019 Just stick with unsaturated fat sources like vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "4 Heart-Healthy Diet Changes Every Woman Should Make," 1 May 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vegetable oil.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of vegetable oil

1765, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vegetable oil

Statistics for vegetable oil

Last Updated

10 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for vegetable oil

The first known use of vegetable oil was in 1765

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for vegetable oil

vegetable oil

noun

Medical Definition of vegetable oil

: an oil of plant origin especially : a fatty oil from seeds or fruits

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on vegetable oil

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with vegetable oil

Britannica English: Translation of vegetable oil for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about vegetable oil

Comments on vegetable oil

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a wrong name or inappropriate designation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

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!