from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellowish oil obtained from the fruits of certain palms, especially the African oil palm, widely used as a cooking oil and in the manufacture of processed foods, soaps, and cosmetics.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fatty substance obtained from several species of palms, but chiefly from the fruit of the oil-palm, Elæis Guineensis, of western Africa.
  • noun See oil of palms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An edible plant oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm


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