vegetable oil


Definition of vegetable oil

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

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Add an extra ⅓ cup vegetable oil to your batter. 2. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Moist measures for dry cake," 11 Sep. 2019 There are different versions of keto, but all ban carb-rich foods — even whole grain breads, legumes, starchy vegetables, and many fruits — and emphasize high-fat foods, like fatty cuts of meat, avocados, and vegetable oil. Neil Swidey,, "Diet advice changes by the minute. How are we supposed to figure out what to eat?," 20 Aug. 2019 If need be, carefully spray the meat with more vegetable oil to keep it from sticking. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Anti-inflammatory diet: a food fight against disease," 27 Aug. 2019 Lightly brush these quarters on all sides with vegetable oil and grill directly over the heat until darkly singed on all sides, turning with tongs. Steven Raichlen, New York Times, "Coleslaw Kissed by Fire," 2 Aug. 2019 Virtually all liquid vegetable oils are preferred over solid fats. Environmental Nutrition,, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 Wright said the victim works at a Red Lobster, which means his clothing — despite being freshly laundered — probably still had vegetable oil residue on them, which could have contributed to an ignition. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A man's freshly dried laundry may have started his apartment on fire, West Allis Fire Department says," 23 July 2019 Palm oil, a vegetable oil derived from the fruit of the African oil palm tree, winds up in a lot of U.S. foods: cookies, crackers, chocolate, cereals, breakfast bars, cake mixes, doughnuts, potato chips and margarine. Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post, "Mars, Nestle and others were supplied by a Malaysian company using forced labor. Such imports should stop, groups say.," 15 Aug. 2019 One of the other vetoed bills would have changed a statute regarding the theft of waste vegetable oil used in restaurants. Keith M. Phaneuf,, "Speaker: House will vote to override Lamont veto — even without Senate support," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of vegetable oil

1765, in the meaning defined above

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