Definition of Palm oil

1. Noun. Oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm.

Generic synonyms: Oil, Vegetable Oil
Substance meronyms: Palm Kernel, Palm Nut

Medical Definition of Palm oil

1. An oil obtained from the seeds of Elaeis guineensis (family Palmae); used in the manufacture of soap, liniments, and ointments; also in foods. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palm Oil

palm-chin reflex
palm card
palm cat
palm civet
palm family
palm kernel
palm nut
palm off
palm oil (current term)
palm print
palm prints
palm reading
palm sugar
palm sunday
palm syrup
palm thief
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palm tree
palm tree justice
palm trees
palm wax
palm wine
palma christ

Literary usage of Palm oil

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1910)
"The proportion of palm oil present in Baid oleomargarine was about '/i ... palm oil is a pure vegetable oil derived from the fruit of palm trees, ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1915)
"Mol. wts. vary in the same cases for coconut oil from 168 to 170.8, for palm oil from 180 to 183.1. Polenske nos. for coconut oil vary from 15 85 to 17 55 ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"palm oil, a fatty oil of the consistence of butter, of a rich orange color, ... palm oil melts in a very thin fluid at temperatures varying from 75° to 95° ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"In other words, out of 160 ounces, only 1J ounces were palm oil. There was introduced in evidence a ruling of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, ..."

5. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1895)
"palm oil.—This vegetable fat, obtained from the West Coast of Africa, ... The establishment of the trade in palm oil was of material assistance in ..."

6. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"palm oil is obtained from the fleshy part of the fruit of the palm trees ... Until recently, the West Coast of Africa was the only supplier of palm oil. ..."

7. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach, Andrew Lincoln Winton (1913)
"Crampton and Simon's Tests for palm oil.*—So called " butter oils," consisting of cottonseed ... The following tests serve for the detection of palm oil. ..."

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