A fatty oil, of which there are many grades, expressed from the fruit of Arachis hypogaa, a leguminous plant indigenous in India, South Africa, and South America. It is pale yellow, of agreeable odour, of nondrying character; is soluble in alcohol, ether, benzol, and carbon disulphide, hap a sp. gr. of 0916 to 0925, a saponification alue 185 to 196, and iodine value 92 to 101. It is used as a salad oil and substitute for olive oii. for soapma.
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