a yellow to greenish oil expressed or extracted from peanuts, used in cooking, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of soap.
- Also called ar·a·chis oil [ar-uh-kis oil] /ˈær ə kɪs ˌɔɪl/ .
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How to use peanut oil in a sentence
Before serving, it gets a simple dressing of soy sauce and a light lashing of hot peanut oil — the namesake sizzle.
Many chefs love peanut oil for frying, but that’s a nonstarter for anyone with a peanut allergy.How to make crispy shredded hash browns part of your breakfast rotation | Aaron Hutcherson | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Instead of making cotton oil, farmers could make peanut oil.
The chicken, fried in impeccably fresh peanut oil, is enveloped in a salty skin that peels away in bacon-rich strips.Charlottesville Is Swimming in Finger Lickin’ Gas Station Fried Chicken | Jane & Michael Stern | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Heat a large frying pan with a generous amount of peanut oil.
If you have a taste for Asian flare, combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame seeds, and peanut oil.
The other kinds, those we are mostly used to elsewhere, taste like cotton seed or peanut oil, which is probably what they are.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
To distinguish these from peanut oil heat the mixture on the water-bath till everything has dissolved, and cool to 17° to 19°.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
The cloudiness will not appear if the oil is pure, but will reappear if peanut oil is present.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
It contained a few cookies smelling of peanut oil, and these he smilingly offered to us.Our Little Cossack Cousin | F. A. Postnikov
A servant came in with something evidently intended for a lamp—a burning pith wick set in a saucer of peanut oil.The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay) | Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
British Dictionary definitions for peanut oil
oil that is made from peanut seeds and used for cooking, in soaps, and in pharmaceutical products
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