- a yellow to greenish oil expressed or extracted from peanuts, used in cookery, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of margarine and soap.
Origin of peanut oil
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called arachis oil.
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- oil that is made from peanut seeds and used for cooking, in soaps, and in pharmaceutical products
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