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peanut oil

a yellow to greenish oil expressed or extracted from peanuts, used in cookery, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of margarine and soap.
Also called arachis oil.
Origin of peanut oil
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for peanut oil
  • peanut oil is frequently used in place of ghee, and vegetables are steamed instead of fried.
  • Olive and peanut oil are monounsaturated and have no effect on blood cholesterol.
  • Kernels not used in foods, can be crushed to obtain peanut oil.
  • Use enough peanut oil to completely submerge the fillets.
  • Then, compare the before- and after- weight of the peanut to measure how much energy the peanut oil contains.
British Dictionary definitions for peanut oil

peanut oil

oil that is made from peanut seeds and used for cooking, in soaps, and in pharmaceutical products
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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