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cottonseed oil

noun
1.
a brown-yellow, viscid oil with a nutlike odor, obtained from the seed of the cotton plant: used in the manufacture of soaps, hydrogenated fats, lubricants, and cosmetics, as a cooking and salad oil, and in medicine chiefly as a laxative.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • cottonseed oil and meal are produced from cottonseed by extracting the seed with a chemical solvent.
British Dictionary definitions for cottonseed oil

cottonseed oil

noun
1.
a yellowish or dark red oil with a nutlike smell, extracted or expelled from cottonseed, used in cooking and in the manufacture of paints, soaps, etc
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