safflower oil
noun Date: circa 1857 an edible drying oil obtained from the seeds of the safflower

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • safflower oil — noun 1. oil from safflower seeds used as food as well as in medicines and paints • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑safflower, ↑false saffron, ↑Carthamus tinctorius 2. oil from seeds of the safflower plant • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • safflower oil — An oil extracted from the seeds of Carthamus tinctorius, containing 74.5% linoleic acid and 6.6% saturated fatty acid s; recommended for use in hypercholesteremia, myocardial infarction, and coronary insufficiency. * * * safflower oil n an edible …   Medical dictionary

  • safflower oil — saf′flower oil n. an oil from safflower seeds used in cooking and in medicines, paints, and varnishes • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • safflower oil — /ˈsæflaʊər ɔɪl/ (say saflowuhr oyl) noun an edible oil, high in polyunsaturated fats, yielded from the seeds of the safflower, and used in cookery, cosmetics, paints and medicines …   Australian English dictionary

  • safflower oil — an oil expressed or extracted fromsafflower seeds, used in cooking, as a salad oil, and as a vehicle for medicines, paints, varnishes, etc. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • safflower oil — saf|flow|er oil [ sæfflauər ,ɔıl ] noun uncount a cooking oil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • safflower oil — type of oil used in many products …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Safflower — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms …   Wikipedia

  • safflower — /saf low euhr/, n. 1. a thistlelike composite plant, Carthamus tinctorius, native to the Old World, having finely toothed leaves and large, orange red flower heads. 2. its dried florets, used medicinally or as a red dyestuff. [1575 85; < D… …   Universalium

  • Oil painting — Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1503–06 Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil especially in early modern Europe, linseed oil. Often an oil such as linseed was boiled w …   Wikipedia

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