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train oil

n.
Oil obtained from the blubber of a whale or other marine animal.

[Middle English trane, from Middle Dutch, tear, drop, train oil; see dakru- in Indo-European roots.]

train oil

n
(Chemistry) oil obtained from the blubber of various marine animals, esp the whale
[C16: from earlier train or trane, from Middle Low German trān or Middle Dutch traen tear, exudation]

train′ oil`


n.
oil from the blubber of whales or from other marine animals.
[1545–55; earlier trane < Middle Dutch traen train oil, tear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.train oil - a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubbertrain oil - a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
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