palm oil

noun
1.
a yellow butterlike oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm and used as an edible fat and for making soap, candles, etc.
2.
oil obtained from various species of palm.

Origin:
1620–30

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palm oil
 
n
a yellow butter-like oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm, used as an edible fat and in soap

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palm-oil definition


  1. n.
    a bribe; a tip. : How much palm-oil does it take to get this deed recorded in reasonable time?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Orangutans are critically endangered in the wild because of rapid deforestation
  and the expansion of palm oil plantations.
Most of the forest losses are due to paper milling and palm oil plantations.
Orangutans are critically endangered in the wild because of rapid deforestation
  and the expansion of palm oil plantations.
Start with the cornmeal, the samba instructs, and the palm oil.
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