oil color



a paint made by grinding a pigment in oil, usually linseed oil.

Nearby words

  1. oil and water don't mix,
  2. oil beetle,
  3. oil burner,
  4. oil cake,
  5. oil city,
  6. oil derrick,
  7. oil drum,
  8. oil field,
  9. oil gilding,
  10. oil gland

Origin of oil color

First recorded in 1530–40

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Examples from the Web for oil color

  • The distemper color must not be diluted with much water, or it will rub off when the oil-color is being applied over it.

    Practical Graining|William E. (William Edmund) Wall