Definition of olive oil in English:

olive oil

noun

  • [mass noun] An oil obtained from olives, used in cooking and salad dressings.

    • ‘Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt, pepper and the finely chopped chilli.’
    • ‘The waiter sprinkles on crystals of Maldon sea salt and then dribbles very hot olive oil on top.’
    • ‘Far better to bake cubes of ciabatta drizzled with olive oil in the oven for a much lighter finish.’
    • ‘Most olive oil lovers are aware of the problems that induced Manni to create his own oil.’
    • ‘Heat half the butter, olive oil and thyme in a frying pan, and brown the bird lightly on all sides.’
    • ‘Brush the tuna lightly with olive oil and grill or pan-fry on one side until coloured.’
    • ‘Brush the langoustine with a little extra olive oil and grill on the barbecue until cooked.’
    • ‘I have been cooking potatoes in olive oil and then topping them with cheese for years.’
    • ‘Rose and Ruth explain how olive oil follows the same geographical pattern of change as wine.’
    • ‘Here I toss them with feta that has been marinated in olive oil and both fresh and dried herbs.’
    • ‘Serve hot from the pan, or leave to cool and serve it tossed in a little extra olive oil and balsamic vinegar.’
    • ‘Grape juice can be made into wine, and olive oil can be used for cooking and bathing and in oil lamps.’
    • ‘Transfer to a bowl and stir in the vinegar and olive oil, adjusting flavours to your taste.’
    • ‘Mix the red wine vinegar, olive oil and grated Parmesan to produce a thick dressing.’
    • ‘Heat the remaining olive oil in the pan and cook the onion for 5 minutes until softened.’
    • ‘Mix the lemon juice and olive oil then season it lightly with salt and pepper.’
    • ‘Crush the garlic into a good helping of olive oil, lime juice, basil leaves and honey.’
    • ‘Season the red mullet fillets with salt and black pepper and lay them in the hot olive oil.’
    • ‘The extra virgin olive oil is a deep green and tastes almost good enough to consume on its own.’
    • ‘Brush the cut sides with olive oil then bake for about 5 minutes until it begins to crisp.’

Pronunciation:

olive oil

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