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oil-plant

[oil-plant] /ˈɔɪlˌplænt/
noun
1.
any of several plants, as the castor-oil plant or sesame, the seeds of which yield an oil.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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Encyclopedia Article for oil plant

any of the numerous plants, either under cultivation or growing wild, used as sources of oil. Oil plants include trees such as palm, herbaceous plants such as flax, and even fungi (Fusarium).

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