tall oil[täl, tôl]
Origin: half-transl. of German talll, half-transl. of Swedish tallolja, literally , pine oil from tall, pine from Old Norse thǫll, young fir (from Indo-European base an unverified form tal-, to sprout from source tailor) plush Swedish olja, oil from Middle Low German olie from Vulgar Latin olium, for Classical Latin oleum, oil
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Origin: Partial translation of German Talll, from partial translation of Swedish tallolja : tall, pine (from Old Norse thll, young pine tree) + olja, oil.