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cod-liver oil

[ kod-liv-er ]
/ ˈkɒdˌlɪv ər /
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noun
a pale-yellow, fixed oil, extracted from the liver of the common cod or of allied species, used in medicine chiefly as a source of vitamins A and D.
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Origin of cod-liver oil

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for cod-liver oil

cod-liver oil

noun
an oil extracted from the livers of cod and related fish, rich in vitamins A and D and used to treat deficiency of these vitamins
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