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perilla oil

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noun
a light yellow oil, obtained from the seeds of mints of the genus Perilla, used in Asia as a cooking oil and elsewhere in the manufacture of varnish, printing ink, and artificial leather.
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Origin of perilla oil

First recorded in 1915–20
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