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olive oil

noun
1.
an oil expressed from the olive fruit, used in cooking, in salad dressings, in medicine, etc.
Origin of olive oil
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • The Pattona and Castagnacci, both alla Pisana, are puddings made of chestnut flour and olive oil, and flavoured with fruit.

  • After a month he wanted all the cooking done with olive oil.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The price of olive oil is sufficiently high to lead to its admixture with cheaper oils.

  • These stones should be lubricated with a mixture of olive oil and paraffin in equal parts.

    Wood-Carving George Jack
  • The owners have instructed me to wait here for a cargo of olive oil, which I must take to Cyprus.

British Dictionary definitions for olive oil

olive oil

noun
1.
a pale yellow oil pressed from ripe olive fruits and used in cooking, medicines, soaps, etc
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