sesame oil

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noun

a yellow oil expressed from the seeds of the sesame, used in cooking, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of margarine, soap, and cosmetics.

Nearby words

  1. servomechanism,
  2. servomotor,
  3. servqual,
  4. ses,
  5. sesame,
  6. sesamoid,
  7. sesh,
  8. sesostris i,
  9. sesotho,
  10. sesqui-

Origin of sesame oil

First recorded in 1865–70

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Examples from the Web for sesame oil

  • Sesame-oil is mentioned by Pliny in many places as in use in India for medicinal purposes: as, xiii.