[ kar-uhn ]
/ ˈkær ən /
a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns.
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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
Words nearby carron oil
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Example sentences from the Web for carron oil
Carron-oil, kar′on-oil, n. a liniment composed of linseed-oil and lime-water.
British Dictionary definitions for carron oil
/ (ˈkærən) /
an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
Word Origin for carron oil
C19: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used among the ironworkers
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