• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Palm-oil an oil or fat obtained from the pulp of the fruit of palms, esp. of the oil-palm, allied to the coco-nut palm:
    • Palm-oil (slang) a bribe or tip
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. from L., as above.


In literature:

The vessel smelt horribly of palm oil and was alive with cockroaches.
"By Sheer Pluck" by G. A. Henty
He purposed to import palm-oil.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
They have long hair matted together with red clay and palm oil.
"The World of Waters" by Mrs. David Osborne
The barrels we took smelt of palm-oil; the barrels we gave smelt of rum.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
Such are cocoa-nut oil, palm oil, and nutmeg oil.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
The favorite way of preparing it for consumption is to heat it in palm oil, although it is often eaten raw.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
On retiring to rest, rub them well over with palm oil, and put on a pair of woollen gloves.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
You'll want plenty of palm oil.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
If you wish to have it a yellow color, put in a little palm oil, and turn it out into wooden vessels.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Mr. Hoste told us to keep our toes well greased with palm oil.
"The Upward Path" by Various
The passengers at length learned this valuable fact, and found that greasing my palm was a sure method of oiling the wheels.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
In the old days the candle-makers who used palm-oil had their own troubles with glycerin.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
Chicken chop-chop, palm-oil, peppers, hother t'ings halso, sar.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
Oil Palm Research Station, Mile 32, elevation 40 feet, Sandakan.
"Birds from North Borneo" by Max C. Thompson
But it was only the men back with a torch made of palm tassel and oil which they had got from a hut.
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
Where he had made a dim wisp of fibre to burn in oil before the tablet of his father, he rubbed a prayer from between his small pink palms.
"The Way of the Gods" by John Luther Long
It proved to be palm-oil, probably from some vessel in the African trade that had been wrecked.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
ASTROCA'RYUM, a genus of tropical American palms, species of which yield oil and valuable fibre.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Palm oil, especially the Lagos oil, is much used in making a palm base.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
Together they nourish him, like palm oil and salt.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover

In poetry:

Sower, sow in the name of the hungry poor
Never let your palm be half-full from your apron;
A poor today in the temple's lantern put
The last oil for your harvest of tomorrow.
"The Sowing" by Daniel Varoujan

In news:

Palm Oil Shipments From Indonesia Jumping to 10-Month High.
Palm Oil Inventories in Malaysia Jumped to Record: Survey.
Palm Oil Exports From Indonesia to Sink Most in Four Months.
Palm Oil Rebounds as Plunge to Three-Year Low Attracts Importers.
Palm oil trade wiping out orangutans.
Palm-Oil Exports From Indonesia Set to Advance on Ramadan.
Cookie Crumbles for Girl Scouts, as Teens Launch Palm-Oil Crusade.
Palm oil and the environmental lobby.
ANALYSIS-Europe eyes more palm oil as drought saps supplies.
The Link Between Palm Oil and Paper – How palm oil sourcing impacts the market for certified fiber papers.
Palm oil is in everything from fuel to cosmetics.
Brought to you by the American Palm Oil Council.
Naturally solid palm oil blends can be used as a 1-1 substitute for partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in most cases, and cost about the same as soybean oil.
All are participants in a partnership, formed by the World Wildlife Fund and Unilever (UN), called the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, or RSPO, which is setting standards for palm-oil cultivation.
In the race to eliminate trans fats, palm oil has emerged as one of the leading shortening replacements.