Definitions for olive oil
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an oil expressed from the olive fruit, used in cooking, in salad dressings, in medicine, etc.
Origin of olive oil:
oil from olives
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
olive oil(noun)ˈɒl ɪv
oil made from olives
an olive oil and lemon juice salad dressing
A vegetable oil, pressed from olives, and used in cooking and as a salad dressing; it is high in unsaturated fatty acids.
Origin: From olive + oil. Compare earlier oil of olives.
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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