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vegetable oil

noun
1.
any of a large group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol, obtained from the leaves, fruit, or seeds of plants.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • Brominated vegetable oil creates the cloudy look by keeping the fruity flavor mixed into the drink.
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  • Later he found that a couple of tablespoons of flavorless vegetable oil worked equally well.
  • Used vegetable oil is collected and filtered for use in our company truck.
  • Features vegetable oil-based inks and a water-based coating.
  • Place wire rack in foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and spray foil with vegetable oil spray.
  • It's a revamped school bus that runs on vegetable oil, and it can fuel up at any place that fries food.
  • Rub with vegetable oil, and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Next, have students dip their feathers in vegetable oil.
  • Give each group of students one of the following in a large bowl: chocolate syrup, corn syrup or vegetable oil, and one feather.
British Dictionary definitions for vegetable oil

vegetable oil

noun
1.
any of a group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol and are obtained from plants
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