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train oil

oil obtained from the blubber of whales or from seals, walruses, or other marine animals.
Origin of train oil
1545-55; earlier trane < Dutch traan train oil, tear; cognate with German Träne tear Unabridged
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train oil

oil obtained from the blubber of various marine animals, esp the whale
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C16: from earlier train or trane, from Middle Low German trān or Middle Dutch traen tear, exudation
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