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 Spray a large skillet with vegetable oil cooking spray and bring to medium-heat. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 21 May 2022 Biofuel usage accounts for much of the annual increase in vegetable oil demand, according to Gro Intelligence. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine set off a rise in vegetable oil prices around the world. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 26 Apr. 2022 The UN Food and Agriculture Organization reported in March that its benchmark index for global vegetable oil prices surged 23.2% in March. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2022 That, in turn, is sending vegetable oil prices soaring as far away as India, where street vendors are steaming food instead of frying it. Aine Quinn,, 24 Apr. 2022 Plus, supply issues are also impacting the global vegetable oil market. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 13 Apr. 2022 The biggest price increases were for vegetable oils: the vegetable oil price index rose 23.2%, driven by higher quotations for sunflower seed oil. Nicole Winfield, ajc, 8 Apr. 2022 The United Nations reported on Friday that world food prices rose sharply last month to their highest levels ever, as the invasion sent shock waves through global grain and vegetable oil markets. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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26 May 2022

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

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