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Definition of "vegetable oil" [vegetable oil]

  • Any of various oils obtained from plants and used in food products and industrially. (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 "vegetable oil" in a sentence
  • "Easy Salad in a WokIngredients2 Tbs. neutral-flavored vegetable oil with a high smoking point (grape seed, rice bran and safflower are among my favorites2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed1 tsp. fresh ginger, peeled and minced1 head romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed, dried and cut into 2-inch pieces, about 5-6 cups (Note: Lettuce must be as dry as possible or else it will yield a stew-like, soggy result."
  • "The seams are caulked either with old fishing-net or bamboo shavings, and then paid with a cement called chinam, consisting of oyster-shells burnt to lime, with a mixture of fine bamboo shavings, pounded together with a vegetable oil extracted from a ground nut."
  • "The group’s Wazir Ali Industries had been a dominant force in the vegetable oil and soap industries since independence in 1947."