any of a large group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol, obtained from the leaves, fruit, or seeds of plants.
Origin of vegetable oil
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for vegetable oil
any of a group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol and are obtained from plants
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