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train oil

train oil

noun \ˈtrān-\

Definition of TRAIN OIL

:  oil from a marine animal (as a whale)

Origin of TRAIN OIL

obsolete train train oil, from Middle English trane, from Middle Dutch trane or Middle Low German trān; akin to Old High German trahan tear
First Known Use: circa 1553

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