rock oil


noun


Nearby words

  1. rock maple,
  2. rock mechanics,
  3. rock melon,
  4. rock milk,
  5. rock of gibraltar,
  6. rock pigeon,
  7. rock plant,
  8. rock rabbit,
  9. rock salmon,
  10. rock salt

Origin of rock oil

1660–70; translation of Medieval Latin petroleum

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British Dictionary definitions for rock oil

rock oil

noun

another name for petroleum
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