vegetable oil

any of a large group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol, obtained from the leaves, fruit, or seeds of plants.

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vegetable oil
any of a group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol and are obtained from plants

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Example sentences
Brominated vegetable oil creates the cloudy look by keeping the fruity flavor
  mixed into the drink.
The second is in the area of edible oil and vegetable oil.
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.
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