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sesame oil

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  1. a yellow oil expressed from the seeds of the sesame, used in cooking, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of margarine, soap, and cosmetics.

Origin of sesame oil

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • Sesame-oil is mentioned by Pliny in many places as in use in India for medicinal purposes: as, xiii.

    Sagas from the Far East