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perilla oil

a light yellow oil, obtained from the seeds of mints of the genus Perilla, used in Asia as a cooking oil and elsewhere in the manufacture of varnish, printing ink, and artificial leather.
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First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The perilla oil was made from one of the first importations into this country, and was dark in appearance.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner

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