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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palm oil(noun)

    oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm


  1. Palm oil

    Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm Elaeis guineensis, and to a lesser extent from the American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and the maripa palm Attalea maripa. It is naturally reddish in color because of a high beta-carotene content. It is not to be confused with palm kernel oil derived from the kernel of the same fruit, or coconut oil derived from the kernel of the coconut palm. The differences are in color, and in saturated fat content: Palm mesocarp oil is 41% saturated, while Palm Kernel oil and Coconut oil are 81% and 86% saturated respectively Palm oil, along with coconut oil, is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats. It is semi-solid at room temperatures and contains several saturated and unsaturated fats in the forms of glyceryl laurate, myristate, palmitate, stearate, oleate, linoleate, and alpha-linolenate. Like all vegetable oils, palm oil does not contain cholesterol, although saturated fat intake increases both LDL and HDL cholesterol. Palm oil is GMO-free, i.e., it is not derived from genetically modified organisms.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palm oil in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palm oil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Herry Purnomo:

    It is because people are opening new agriculture areas, like palm oil.

  2. Herry Purnomo:

    Maybe it will last until December and January, it is because people are opening new agriculture areas, like palm oil.

  3. Ivan Png:

    Just as in developed countries, fair trade coffee and clothing has gained traction, we need to have the same certification for palm oil products and paper products.

  4. Birute Galdikas:

    The problem is allowing landholders in Indonesia taking part of the forest for palm oil plantations – what is good for the economy may not ultimately be good for the forests.

  5. Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal:

    Since 2008 the national government has delegated land use decisions to regional authorities, including the right to offer palm oil concessions, we recognize that was not a good decision.

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