carron oil

[kar-uh n]

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

noun
  1. 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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