animal oil

/ˌænəməl ɔɪl/

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Definitions of animal oil
  1. noun
    any oil obtained from animal substances
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    drying oil
    an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
    an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
    Dippel's oil, bone oil
    dark-colored ill-smelling oil obtained by carbonizing bone; used especially in sheep dips and in denaturing alcohol
    bone oil
    the liquid portion of bone fat; used as a lubricant and in leather manufacture
    cod liver oil, cod-liver oil
    an oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D
    lanolin, wool fat, wool grease
    a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
    fish oil, fish-liver oil
    a fatty oil obtained from the livers of various fish
    acylglycerol, glyceride
    an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils
    goose grease
    grease derived from geese
    halibut-liver oil
    a fatty oil from halibut livers that is used as a source of vitamin A
    lard oil
    oil consisting chiefly of olein that is expressed from lard and used especially as a lubricant, cutting oil or illuminant
    menhaden oil
    a fatty oil obtained from the menhaden fish and used in paint and ink and in treating leather
    neat's-foot oil
    a pale yellow oil made from the feet and legs of cattle; used as a dressing for leather
    oleo oil
    obtained from beef fat; used in making margarine and soap and in lubrication
    porpoise oil
    a yellow fatty oil obtained from porpoises and used as a fine lubricant
    dolphin oil
    an unsaturated fatty oil obtained from dolphins and used as a fine lubricant
    salmon oil
    a fatty oil obtained from the wastes in canning salmon; used in making soap and dressing leather
    sardine oil
    oil obtained from sardines and used chiefly as a lubricant and in soap
    seal oil
    a pale yellow to red-brown fatty oil obtained from seal blubber; used in making soap and dressing leather and as a lubricant
    shark oil, shark-liver oil
    a fatty yellow to brown oil obtained from the livers of sharks; used for dressing leather and as a source of vitamin A
    sperm oil
    an animal oil found in the blubber of the sperm whale
    obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
    tallow oil
    an animal oil obtained by pressing tallow; used as a lubricant
    train oil, whale oil
    a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant
    wool oil
    any oil used to oil wool before spinning
    beef tallow
    tallow obtained from a bovine animal
    cod oil
    an inferior cod-liver oil that is used in leather manufacturing
    tallow mixed with oil; used to make leather soft and waterproof
    glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body
    mutton tallow
    tallow from the body of a mature sheep
    tuna oil
    an oil obtained from tuna
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    animal material
    material derived from animals
    a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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