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Definition of "oleoresin" [o•le•o•res•in]

  • A naturally occurring mixture of an oil and a resin extracted from various plants, such as pine or balsam fir. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oleoresin" in a sentence
  • "Bear spray contains a chemical substance called oleoresin capsicum which is extracted from pepper or chilli."
  • "Basu is attempting to clone genes from a tropical tree that possesses a compound known as oleoresin, with properties similar to diesel fuel."
  • "The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of rasting, heating or enzymolysis... whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional."