perilla oil


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.

Nearby words

  1. peril,
  2. peril point,
  3. perilabyrinthitis,
  4. perilaryngitis,
  5. perilla,
  6. perilous,
  7. perilously,
  8. perilune,
  9. perilymph,
  10. perilymphangitis

Origin of perilla oil

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019