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corn oil

noun
1.
a pale-yellow, water-insoluble liquid oil obtained by expressing the germs of corn kernels, used in the preparation of foodstuffs, lubricants, soaps, and hair dressings.
Also called maize oil.
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Examples from the web for corn oil
  • Common fats include vegetable oils such as soybean, cottonseed, and corn oil.
  • Oil crops are harvested for use in cooking, such as olive oil and corn oil.
  • corn oil is also a co-product of ethanol production.
  • Most of the corn plant is used for other products including protein, meal, syrup and corn oil.
  • Guacamole is practically an afterthought, hidden under thick, unsalted chips freshly fried in corn oil.
  • The composition of corn oil obtained by the ethanol extraction of ground corn.
  • Currently, all corn oil is produced by extracting corn germ with hexane.
British Dictionary definitions for corn oil

corn oil

noun
1.
an oil prepared from maize, used in cooking and in making soaps, lubricants, etc
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Encyclopedia Article for corn oil

edible oil obtainable from the seeds (kernels) of corn (maize), valued for its bland flavour and light colour

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