sesame oil
noun Date: 1870 a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sesame oil — (also known as gingelly oil or til oil ) is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. Besides being used as a cooking oil in South India, it is often used as a flavor enhancer in Taiwanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian cuisine.… …   Wikipedia

  • sesame oil — n a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps called also benne oil, teel oil * * * [NF] the refined fixed oil… …   Medical dictionary

  • sesame oil — noun oil obtained from sesame seeds • Hypernyms: ↑vegetable oil, ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑sesame seed, ↑benniseed * * * noun 1. : a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil (as in …   Useful english dictionary

  • sesame oil — benni enni n. an East Indian annual erect herb ({Sesamum indicum}); the source of {sesame seed} or {benniseed} and {sesame oil}. Same as {benne} Syn: sesame, benne, benny. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sesame oil — Benne Ben ne, n. [Malay bijen.] (Bot.) The name of two plants ({Sesamum orientale} and {Sesamum indicum}), originally Asiatic; also called {oil plant}. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called {benne oil} or {sesame oil}, used mostly for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sesame oil — sezamų aliejus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aliejus, išgaunamas iš sezamų (Sesamum) sėklų. atitikmenys: angl. sesame oil rus. кунжутное масло; сезамовое масло …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sesame oil — ses′ame oil n. cvb a yellow oil expressed from the seeds of the sesame, used in cooking, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of margarine, soap, and cosmetics • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sesame oil — a yellow oil expressed from the seeds of the sesame, used in cooking, as a vehicle for medicines, and in the manufacture of margarine, soap, and cosmetics. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • sesame oil — noun Oil extracted from sesame seeds (often after roasting) and used to flavor foods …   Wiktionary

  • sesame oil — /ˈsɛsəmi ɔɪl/ (say sesuhmee oyl) noun the oil extracted from sesame seeds, used in cooking …   Australian English dictionary

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