- a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns.
Origin of carron oil
First recorded in 1880–85; named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used for treatment of ironworks laborers
Also called lime liniment.
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Carron-oil, kar′on-oil, n. a liniment composed of linseed-oil and lime-water.
- an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
C19: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used among the ironworkers