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carron oil

[kar-uh n] /ˈkær ən/
noun, Pharmacology.
a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns.
Also called lime liniment.
Origin of carron oil
First recorded in 1880-85; named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used for treatment of ironworks laborers Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The linseed oil and lime-water known as "carron oil" forms the best dressing to apply.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
British Dictionary definitions for carron oil

carron oil

an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
Word Origin
C19: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used among the ironworkers
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