vegetable tallow


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vegetable tallow

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1. Any of various waxy fats obtained from certain plants, such as the bayberry, and used in making soap and candles.

vegetable tallow

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(Elements & Compounds) any of various types of tallow that are obtained from plants
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Noun1.vegetable tallow - a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallowvegetable tallow - a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow
plant material, plant substance - material derived from plants
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The seeds are surrounded by a white aril of vegetable tallow which is high in protein, fatty acids and several classes of lipids (Potts and Bolley, 1946; Bitadze et al.
The arillate seeds of tallow trees are high in lipids and protein (Potts and Bolley, 1946; Bitadze et at, 1992), with vegetable tallow contributing roughly 25% to seed weight (Bolley and McCormack, 1950; Siebert et at, 1986; Huoran and Pengxin, 1991).
It has been planted in several areas of the world as an ornamental and for the production of vegetable tallow and stillingia oil from its fruits (Kahn et al.