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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.
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow butter-like oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm, used as an edible fat and in soap
1. a yellow butterlike oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm and used as an edible fat and for making soap, candles, etc.
2. oil obtained from various species of palm.