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olive oil

an oil expressed from the olive fruit, used in cooking, in salad dressings, in medicine, etc.
Origin of olive oil
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for olive oil
  • Also, you can use the green laser with the olive oil.
  • Saute alligator meat in a small amount of olive oil until tender, and set aside.
  • Place on a baking sheet and mist or drizzle with olive oil, rolling each spear to coat.
  • It can be simply flavored with olive oil, salt and pepper, or smothered with spices.
  • People used olive oil rather than soap to wash, so the water needed to be periodically skimmed by servants.
  • Refrigerate overnight in bread pans or on a baking sheet greased with olive oil and dusted with einkorn flour.
  • In the same skillet, heat olive oil and brown the rice.
  • Today the students are comparing the place of the olive tree and olive oil in their religious traditions.
  • Soak the bird's bits overnight in a marinade containing olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
  • These jars, which probably held olive oil and aromatic resins, are still contained within the wreck.
British Dictionary definitions for olive oil

olive oil

a pale yellow oil pressed from ripe olive fruits and used in cooking, medicines, soaps, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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