wool grease

noun

Definition of wool grease

: a fatty slightly sticky wax coating the surface of the fibers of sheep's wool — compare wool fat

First Known Use of wool grease

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Wool grease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wool%20grease. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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wool grease

noun

Medical Definition of wool grease

: a fatty slightly sticky wax coating the surface of the fibers of sheep's wool that is used as a source of lanolin — compare wool fat

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