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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
1620-1630
1620-30
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British Dictionary definitions for palm-oil

palm oil

noun
1.
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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Slang definitions & phrases for palm-oil

palm oil

noun phrase

Money used for bribery and graft

[1627+; because it is used to grease one's palm]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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