Definition of coconut oil in US English:

coconut oil


  • The fatty oil obtained from the coconut and used in candies and confections and in cosmetics.

    • ‘The most abundant sources of industrial fatty acids are coconut oil, palm oil, and soybean oil.’
    • ‘Soap can also be made from nearly any fat or oil including vegetable, olive, and coconut oil because the reaction responsible is the same no matter what oil is used.’
    • ‘Use 10 drops of sandalwood oil in 100 ml of coconut oil and massage your legs or the entire body just before your bath.’
    • ‘Locally produced coconut oil mixed with essential oils of the bay leaf and other herbs can be the foundation of a rejuvenating massage.’
    • ‘For instance, coconut oil and palm oil are among the most saturated of all fats.’