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arachis oil

Line breaks: ara|chis oil
Pronunciation: /ˈarəkɪs
 
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Definition of arachis oil in English:

noun

Another term for peanut oil.
Example sentences
  • She was treated with gentle debridement after soaking with arachis oil, revealing normal skin underneath.
  • The Society suggests that if people are concerned, they should check the ingredients list, to see whether arachis oil or groundnut oil is listed.
  • Bleached arachis oil is manufactured in France, is nearly colourless, and almost free from taste; it has been used for adulterating lard oil and olive oil.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin arachis, from Greek arak(h)os, -kis, a leguminous plant.

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