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salad oil

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noun
  1. an oil used in salad dressing, especially olive oil or a vegetable oil, as from sesame, corn, or safflower.

Origin of salad oil

First recorded in 1550–60
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Examples from the Web for salad oil

Historical Examples

  • Use no oil for them but salad-oil, there being water in all other.

    Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million

    Sarah Josepha Hale

  • Put a little boiling water in a salad-oil flask; so that the flask may be a quarter full, say.

  • Bottles of salad-oil stood on the mantel-shelf, and a bunch of carrots might be lying on the table among bundles of newspapers.

  • It was doubtless by sheer accident that Smith, reaching at the moment for the salad-oil, overturned his water-glass.

    The Real Man

    Francis Lynde