coconut oil

noun
  1. a white, semisolid fat or nearly colorless fatty oil extracted from coconuts, used chiefly in foods and in the manufacture of soaps, cosmetics, and candles.

Origin of coconut oil

First recorded in 1830–40
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coconut oil

noun
  1. the fatty oil obtained from the meat of the coconut and used for making soap, cosmetics, etc
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