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sesame oil

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They are also heavily oiled with sesame oil, and need degreasing.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • 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
  • Foreign fats like cottonseed oil, sesame oil, or oleomargarine may be substituted for or added to pure butter.

  • In the presence of sesame oil it is colored red by transmitted light, and blue by reflected light.

  • During the game, they keep by them a vase containing nut, or sesame oil, for olive oil is not known in this country.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King

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