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tall oil

noun \ˈtäl-, ˈtl-\

Definition of TALL OIL

:  a resinous by-product from the manufacture of chemical wood pulp used especially in making soaps, coatings, and oils

Origin of TALL OIL

part translation of German Tallöl, part translation of Swedish tallolja, from tall pine + olja oil
First Known Use: circa 1926

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