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peanut oil

a yellow to greenish oil expressed or extracted from peanuts, used in cookery, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of margarine and soap.
Also called arachis oil.
Origin of peanut oil
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Of course, it is not within our scope to describe the manufacture of peanut oil.

    The Peanut Plant B. W. Jones
  • The peanut oil served to give a hint of the animal food we hungered for.

  • If no precipitate forms the oil is not adulterated with peanut oil.

  • peanut oil or sesame and poppy seed oil often replaces olive oil, as they form a similar soap to olive oil.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • peanut oil may replace the olive oil or part of it, the same being true of sesame oil and poppy seed oil.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • To cheapen this, peanut oil (Arachis oil) may entirely replace the olive oil, or about 20 per cent.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The other kinds, those we are mostly used to elsewhere, taste like cotton seed or peanut oil, which is probably what they are.

  • To distinguish these from peanut oil heat the mixture on the water-bath till everything has dissolved, and cool to 17° to 19°.

British Dictionary definitions for peanut oil

peanut oil

oil that is made from peanut seeds and used for cooking, in soaps, and in pharmaceutical products
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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