carron oil

[ kar-uh n ]
/ ˈkær ən /

noun Pharmacology.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for carron oil

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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