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noun
oil obtained from the blubber of whales or from seals, walruses, or other marine animals.
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Origin of train oil

1545–55; earlier trane<Dutch traan train oil, tear; cognate with German Träne tear
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train oil

noun
oil obtained from the blubber of various marine animals, esp the whale

Word Origin for train oil

C16: from earlier train or trane, from Middle Low German trān or Middle Dutch traen tear, exudation
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