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Meaning of TRAIN OIL

Pronunciation:  treyn oyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant
 
 Synonyms: whale oil
 
 See Also: animal oil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Train" oil`\ (oil`). [D. or LG. traan train oil,
blubber (cf. Dan. & Sw. tran, G. thran) + E. oil.]
Oil procured from the blubber or fat of whales, by boiling.

 

 

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