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banana oil a clear synthetic liquid with a bananalike odor, used as a flavoring or paint solvent, and in the making of lacquers; amyl acetate.
burn the midnight oil to stay awake very late for work or study.
castor oil a colorless or yellowish oil derived from castor beans and used as a lubricant and cathartic.
castor-oil plant a large tropical plant, native to Africa and Asia, from whose seeds castor oil is extracted.
coal oil any fuel oil produced by distillation of bituminous coal.
coconut oil a white oil obtained from dried coconut meat, used in cooking and in the manufacture of soaps, cosmetics, candles, and the like.
cod-liver oil a pale yellow oil obtained from the liver of cod and related fish, often taken as a source of vitamins A and D.
essential oil any rapidly evaporating oil that gives a characteristic odor or flavor to a plant, flower, or fruit, used in making perfumes, flavorings, and the like.
eucalyptus oil an essential oil obtained from eucalyptus leaves, used as an expectorant and antiseptic.
fixed oil a nonvolatile oil obtained from animal or vegetable sources, such as lard or olive oil.
fuel oil any oil used for fuel, esp. a liquid petroleum product.
fusel oil a colorless poisonous liquid made of amyl alcohols, used as a solvent for fats, oils, and waxes, and in the manufacture of explosives.
linseed oil a yellowish oil that comes from the seed of flax plants. It is used in making oil paints, ink, and linoleum.
mineral oil an oil derived from petroleum, used in cosmetics and as a laxative. [2 definitions]
neat's-foot oil a fatty oil obtained by boiling cattle bones and used as a dressing for leather.
oil cake a compressed cake of ground linseed, cottonseed, soybean, or the like, from which the oil has been extracted, used as feed or fertilizer.
oil color a paint made of pigment ground in oil, usu. linseed; oil paint.
oil field an area having large deposits of oil, esp. one with many wells.
oil of vitriol see sulfuric acid.
oil painting a painting executed in oil colors. [2 definitions]