vegetable tallow

vegetable tallow
noun
a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow
Hypernyms: ↑plant material, ↑plant substance

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  • vegetable tallow — n. any of various fatty, tallowlike substances from the fruits or seeds of plants …   English World dictionary

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  • vegetable tallow — any of several tallowlike substances of vegetable origin, used in making candles, soap, etc., and as lubricants. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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