No, the word linoleic comes from the Greek word linon (flax), and oleic meaning relating to or derived from oil. Linoleic acid, (also called cis,cis,-9,12-octadecadienoic acid) is the main fatty acid found in vegetable oils such as soybean oil, corn oil and rapeseed oil. It is used for manufacturing margarine, shortening, and salad and cooking oils, as well as soaps, emulsifiers, and quick-drying oils. It is an example of a poly-unsaturated fatty acid.