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Definition of the noun olive oil

What does olive oil mean as a name of something?


  1. oil from olives
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: oil / vegetable oil = any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
    • substance of: olive = small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree
    • substance: oleic acid = a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil

Alternative definition of the noun olive oil


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


Olive oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a special classification provided to a special blend of olive oil. The term "extra" represents the highest grade awarded to particular mixtures of olive oil, meaning that they're free of defects and only contain fresh olives.


"Olive Oil" is a book by Tess Mallos.

  • subjects: Cooking, Wine


"Olive Oil" is a composition.


Olive Oil: Produced by pressing olives, Olive Oil has a high content of monounsaturated fats, thought beneficial for health. Major components of the phenolic fraction of olive oil, lignans and pinoresinols are potent antioxidants present in extra virgin oils. Containing vitamins E and F, other antioxidant compounds, foods containing high amounts of lignan precursors may be protective against breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as heart diseases. Used mainly in cooking today, olive oil has been used for medicines and in cosmetics.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Olive oil

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Google previewRational Dictionary of Food Science (2017)

by giosue della porta

Virgin olive oil (acidity less than 2% with a taste lower of the previous one); • Ordinary virgin olive oil (acidity less than 3.3% and with good taste); • Lampante virgin olive oil (acidity superior than 3.3% higher acidity and imperfect taste. Inedible.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

highly recommend you purchase only organic olive oil. Olive oil is also identified by its grade. And in general, better grades do equate with fresher, tastier oil that confers greater health benefits than the lesser grades. The best grade is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words (2005)

by Tim Williams (Ph. D.)

oil/olive oil elaegn -us, (Gr. ) the goat's or pussy willow (Salix caprea) elai-o, (Gr. ) oil/olive oil elano, (Gr. ) a species of kite elap -s, (NL. elaps) a serpent elaph -o -us, (Gr. ) a stag or hart ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

olive leaf extract ean countries remain major producers; together, Italy and Spain produce more than half of the world's olives and 60 percent of the world's olive oil production. Olives are also grown in Australia, China, Greece, Turkey, and ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

It also contains castor oil, lanolin, cetyl alcohol, olive oil, perfume, ...

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A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you'll also want to minimize the use of oils generally, because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat, they are as fattening as animal fats. (Neal Barnard)
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