tall oiltall oil
a resinous liquid obtained as a byproduct in the manufacture of chemical wood pulp: it is used in the manufacture of soap, varnishes, linoleum, etc.
Origin of tall oilhalf-transl. of German tallöl, half-transl. of Swedish tallolja, literally , pine oil from tall, pine from Old Norse th?ll, young fir ( from Indo-European base an unverified form tal-, to sprout from source tailor) + Swedish olja, oil from Middle Low German olie from Vulgar Latin olium, for Classical Latin oleum, oil
A resinous oily liquid composed of a mixture of rosin acids and fatty acids obtained as a byproduct in the treatment of pine pulp and used in soaps, emulsions, and lubricants.
Origin of tall oilPartial translation of German Tallöl from partial translation of Swedish tallolja tall pine ( from Old Norse thöll young pine tree ) olja oil