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carron oil

[kar-uh n]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns.
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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.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for carron oil

carron oil

  1. an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
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Word Origin

C19: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used among the ironworkers
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