Tall Oil Definition

täl, tôl
noun
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.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Tall Oil

Noun

Singular:
tall oil
Plural:
tall oils

Origin of Tall Oil

  • Partial translation of German Tallöl from partial translation of Swedish tallolja tall pine (from Old Norse thöll young pine tree) olja oil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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