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noun
oil expressed from the seed of mustard, used chiefly in making soap.
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Origin of mustard oil

First recorded in 1840–50
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How to use mustard oil in a sentence

  • A meal begins with complimentary sel roti — rings of honey-sweetened rice bread — accompanied by a bowl of fermented daikon, slick with mustard oil and tossed with mustard and fenugreek seeds.

    2021 Fall Dining Guide|Tom Sietsema|October 6, 2021|Washington Post

British Dictionary definitions for mustard oil

mustard oil

noun
an oil that is obtained from mustard seeds and used in making soap
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