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palm oil

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Definition of palm oil in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Oil from the fruit of certain palms, especially the West African oil palm.
Example sentences
  • People in west Africa use red palm oil, which is rich in b carotene, in cooking, so rarely develop vitamin A deficiency.
  • The export of palm oil and kernels, copra (dried coconut), cocoa, fish, and timber constitute the bulk of the country's trade.
  • Enriched with shea butter, aloe vera, palm oil and essential oils, this bar cleans, hydrates and conditions the face and body, and gives great shave foam!

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