corn oil

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. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
corn oil
an oil prepared from maize, used in cooking and in making soaps, lubricants, etc

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corn oil

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

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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.
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