palm oil
noun Date: 1625 an edible fat obtained from the flesh of the fruit of several palms and used especially in soap and lubricating greases

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  • Palm oil — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palm oil — palm′ oil n. 1) a yellow butterlike oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm and used as an edible fat and for making soap, candles, etc 2) oil obtained from various species of palm • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • palm oil — n. a yellow or reddish, semisolid oil obtained from the fruit of several kinds of palms, esp. the oil palm: used in making soap, candles, etc …   English World dictionary

  • palm oil — n [U] the oil obtained from the nut of an African ↑palm tree …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • palm oil — palm ,oil noun uncount a thick type of oil produced from the fruit of PALM TREES that is used especially for cooking and making soap …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • palm-oil — palmˈ grease or palmˈ oil noun A bribe • • • Main Entry: ↑palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm oil — noun oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm • Hypernyms: ↑vegetable oil, ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑palm nut, ↑palm kernel * * * I. noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm oil — N UNCOUNT Palm oil is a yellow oil which comes from the fruit of certain palm trees and is used in making soap and sometimes as a fat in cooking …   English dictionary

  • palm-oil — n. a bribe; a tip. □ How much palm oil does it take to get this deed recorded in reasonable time? □ The messenger seemed to move his legs faster after an application of palm oil …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • palm oil — 1. a yellow butterlike oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm and used as an edible fat and for making soap, candles, etc. 2. oil obtained from various species of palm. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

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