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