- an oil used in salad dressing, especially olive oil or a vegetable oil, as from sesame, corn, or safflower.
Origin of salad oil
First recorded in 1550–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for salad oil
Use no oil for them but salad-oil, there being water in all other.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
Put a little boiling water in a salad-oil flask; so that the flask may be a quarter full, say.
Bottles of salad-oil stood on the mantel-shelf, and a bunch of carrots might be lying on the table among bundles of newspapers.A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
It was doubtless by sheer accident that Smith, reaching at the moment for the salad-oil, overturned his water-glass.The Real Man