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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ol′ive oil`(n.)

  1. an oil expressed from the olive fruit, used in cooking, in salad dressings, in medicine, etc.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. olive oil(noun)

    oil from olives

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. olive oil(noun)ˈɒl ɪv

    oil made from olives

    an olive oil and lemon juice salad dressing


  1. olive oil(Noun)

    A vegetable oil, pressed from olives, and used in cooking and as a salad dressing; it is high in unsaturated fatty acids.

  2. Origin: From olive + oil. Compare earlier oil of olives.


  1. Olive oil

    Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by grinding whole olives and extracting the oil by mechanical or chemical means. It is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps. Olive oil is used throughout the world, but especially in the Mediterranean countries and, in particular, in Greece, which has the highest consumption per person.

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