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cottonseed oil

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noun
  1. a brown-yellow, viscid oil with a nutlike odor, obtained from the seed of the cotton plant: used in the manufacture of soaps, hydrogenated fats, lubricants, and cosmetics, as a cooking and salad oil, and in medicine chiefly as a laxative.

Origin of cottonseed oil

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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  • In addition to the textile goods, cottonseed-oil is an important product.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway


British Dictionary definitions for cottonseed oil

cottonseed oil

noun
  1. a yellowish or dark red oil with a nutlike smell, extracted or expelled from cottonseed, used in cooking and in the manufacture of paints, soaps, etc
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