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vegetable oil


  1. any of a large group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol, obtained from the leaves, fruit, or seeds of plants.

vegetable oil


  1. any of a group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol and are obtained from plants

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vegetable oil1

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Example Sentences

My father would return late from his job as a cook with the smell of vegetable oil on his shirts—a smell I still associate with the long and strenuous hours he worked.

Keep the pan in prime cooking condition with vegetable oil to create a nonstick surface.

It’s pre-coated with vegetable oil and cured at high temperatures.

A host of companies are working to develop aviation biofuels, but many of these rely on vegetable oil grown especially for the purpose, and its green credentials are a matter of debate.

Rub the entire surface of the pan, including the exterior, with vegetable oil, using a soft cloth.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, high-sided cast iron skillet.

Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with clarified butter or vegetable oil; place it into the oven to heat.

Fill a large pot halfway up with the vegetable oil and heat until it reaches 350 degrees.

Add more vegetable oil if necessary to keep the level at ½ inch (12 millimeters).

He nurtures a fuel-recycling company, Fossil Free Fuel, which transforms cars so they can run on vegetable oil.

Millions in Asia are sustained by rice alone, with perhaps a little vegetable oil for seasoning.

One should put vegetable oil inside the jar before cooking to make removal of the bread easier.

It is not unlike vegetable oil in its appearance and its properties, and forms soaps with alkalies.

When ready to fry place four cups of vegetable oil in a pan.

Now place in the pan one and one-half cups of vegetable oil.


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