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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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  • A number of the best soaps of this kind are made from a settled soap using a light grease with corn oil.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The kettle is stocked with light grease or a mixture of grease with corn oil or other cheap oils.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Olive oil, corn oil, soya bean oil, olive oil foots or cottonseed oil may replace any of the above oils.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Cottonseed oil makes a better substitute for olive oil then does corn oil as it is at present refined.

  • For good stock such as clean tallow, prime cottonseed oil, corn oil, cocoanut oil and stock of this kind 0.75 per cent.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • corn oil finds its greatest use in the manufacture of soap for washing automobiles.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
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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