train oil

noun
\ ˈtrān- How to pronounce train oil (audio) \

Definition of train oil

: oil from a marine animal (such as a whale)

First Known Use of train oil

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Train oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/train%20oil. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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