neat's-foot oil

\ ˈnēts-ˌfu̇t- How to pronounce neat's-foot oil (audio) \

Definition of neat's-foot oil

: a pale yellow fatty oil made especially from the bones of cattle and used chiefly as a leather dressing

First Known Use of neat's-foot oil

1639, in the meaning defined above

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“Neat's-foot oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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