vegetable oil


Definition of vegetable oil 

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

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Drizzle both sides of fish with remaining ⅓ cup vegetable oil to coat. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Grilled Spiced Snapper with Mango and Red Onion Salad," 28 May 2018 Artificial trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are made when vegetable oil hardens in a process called hydrogenation. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "WHO calls for elimination of trans fat in all foods by 2023," 14 May 2018 Heat ½ cup vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. WSJ, "Hold the Mayo: 4 Adventurous Alternatives to Potato Salad," 19 Apr. 2018 Extensive contracts also have been entered into with vegetable oil exporters of the Orient., "Oil company takes over Chula Vista explosives plant," 6 Apr. 2018 Once marinated, cook the tenderloin slices undisturbed in a very hot nonstick skillet with a slick of vegetable oil. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "A Spicy Pork Tenderloin Bowl That's So Easy You Hardly Need This Recipe," 30 May 2018 Heat a large sauté pan on high and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Brittany Burke, Redbook, "Food & Cocktails," 12 July 2011 In a large nonstick skillet, heat a small amount of vegetable oil over medium heat. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Serve lucky dumplings for Chinese New Year," 24 Feb. 2018 Consider adding daily servings of yogurt and cheese to an overall healthy diet that includes nuts and seeds, fruits and nonstarchy vegetables, fish and vegetable oils, Mozaffarian advises. 2. Tori Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "5 "Bad" Habits That Are Actually Good for You," 3 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of vegetable oil

1765, in the meaning defined above

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