peanut oil

[ pee-nuht oil, -nuht ]

  1. a yellow to greenish oil expressed or extracted from peanuts, used in cooking, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of soap.

Origin of peanut oil

First recorded in 1880–85
  • Also called ar·a·chis oil [ar-uh-kis oil] /ˈær ə kɪs ˌɔɪl/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for peanut oil

peanut oil

  1. oil that is made from peanut seeds and used for cooking, in soaps, and in pharmaceutical products

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