vegetable oil


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 Palm oil, the highest-yielding vegetable oil, is an important part of the two Southeast Asian countries’ economies and the governments bristle at any form of criticism, saying the industry plays an important role in alleviating poverty. oregonlive, "Child labor in palm oil industry tied to popular U.S. brands, including Girl Scout cookies," 30 Dec. 2020 These inks were typically made from soot and ocher, mixed with some kind of binder (usually gum Arabic), then suspended in animal glue, vegetable oil, or vinegar. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "High-energy X-rays reveal the secrets of ancient Egyptian inks," 2 Dec. 2020 Many stickers and adhesives can be dissolved with an oily substance, such as vegetable oil, peanut butter, or even mayonnaise. Kevin Dupzyk And Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove Sticker Residue From Any Surface," 24 Nov. 2020 Add a tablespoon of coconut oil, grapeseed or vegetable oil until glistening, but not smoking: about 30 seconds. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "Whoops. You cooked too much for your small Thanksgiving. What to do with the leftovers," 24 Nov. 2020 Stubblefield recommends vegetable oil, canola oil, grapeseed, or avocado oils, though many cast iron enthusiasts swear by flax seed oil — which is more expensive but yields a very hard, very durable seasoning. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Season Cast Iron to Keep Your Skillet in Tip-Top Shape," 16 Nov. 2020 In another pan on high heat, add remaining vegetable oil. Alex Darus, cleveland, "8 soup recipes to learn before cold weather hits," 14 Oct. 2020 Some good options include vegetable oil, canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, and extra-virgin olive oil. Jennifer Blair,, "The best electric deep fryer of 2020," 25 Sep. 2020 Return the skillet to the heat and repeat with the remaining meat, adding more vegetable oil as needed. Washington Post, "Quick-cooking brisket bulgogi brings rich Korean flavors to the table," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of vegetable oil

1765, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vegetable oil was in 1765

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14 Jan 2021

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“Vegetable oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of vegetable oil

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

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