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Oil obtained from the blubber of a whale or other marine animal.
(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]
oil from the blubber of whales or from other marine animals.
[1545–55; earlier trane < Middle Dutch traen train oil, tear]