My guess is ‘vegetala oleo’ (or, ‘vegetoleo’ for short).


Wikipedia suggests legoma oleo. I find this term strange though, because vegetable oil can also be oil from plant-like things that are not vegetables (like nuts or seeds). The English term is also used for this oddly enough.¹ Several other languages use a word relating to plants or vegetation in general rather than vegetables specifically. Considering all sources of the page are in English, I presume an English speaker chose the term.

I'd suggest vegetaĵa oleo, considering both PIV and ReVo use vegetaĵa origino in their definition. This way it also encapsulates nuts, seeds, fruits etc., rather than just vegetables.

1) From the Oxford dictionary:
vegetable oil
an oil derived from plants, e.g., canola oil, olive oil, sunflower oil.

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    vegetaĵa oleo/planta oleo – Joop Eggen Dec 7 '18 at 10:26

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