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salad oil

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noun

an oil used in salad dressing, especially olive oil or a vegetable oil, as from sesame, corn, or safflower.

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Nearby words

salad burnet, salad days, salad dressing, salad fork, salad green, salad oil, salad plate, salade, salade niçoise, saladin, salado

Origin of salad oil

First recorded in 1550–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for salad oil

  • It was doubtless by sheer accident that Smith, reaching at the moment for the salad-oil, overturned his water-glass.

    The Real Man|Francis Lynde
  • Bottles of salad-oil stood on the mantel-shelf, and a bunch of carrots might be lying on the table among bundles of newspapers.

  • Put a little boiling water in a salad-oil flask; so that the flask may be a quarter full, say.

  • Use no oil for them but salad-oil, there being water in all other.