CHERRY PIT OIL / (cher-ree pit oy-uhl) / n. / 1. A rich elixir derived from the pressed kernel of the Prunus avium, or wild cherry tree; / n. / 2. An oleic and linoleic acid-rich fluid that was frequently ground with its seed, pounded into a meal, and used as a base for soup or made into tortillas or tamales by North American Indian tribes; / n. / 3. A natural defense against UV rays when applied topically; / n. / 4. A liquid that boasts moisturizing capabilities useful for combination skin that is both dry and oily, e.g., “slather on cherry seed oil for super-supple, non-greasy hydration.”
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