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tall oil

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noun \ˈtäl-, ˈtȯl-\

Definition of tall oil

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



Origin and Etymology 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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