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animal oil

Definition of the noun animal oil

What does animal oil mean as a name of something?


  1. any oil obtained from animal substances
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: animal material = material derived from animals; oil = a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
    • more specific terms:
      • drying oil = an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
      • blubber = an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals
      • Dippel's oil / bone oil = dark-colored ill-smelling oil obtained by carbonizing bone
      • bone oil = the liquid portion of bone fat
      • cod liver oil / cod-liver oil = an oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes
      • wool grease / wool fat / lanolin = a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters
      • fish-liver oil / fish 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
      • oleo oil = obtained from beef fat
      • 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
      • 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
      • shark-liver oil / shark oil = a fatty yellow to brown oil obtained from the livers of sharks
      • sperm oil = an animal oil found in the blubber of the sperm whale
      • tallow = obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
      • tallow oil = an animal oil obtained by pressing tallow
      • train oil / whale oil = a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber
      • wool oil = any oil used to oil wool before spinning

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Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

Animal oil, palm-oil, paratliiie. Asbestus, graphite. Palm-oil, tallow, borax, salt, water. Soapstone, petroleum, sulphur, antimony, oil. Lampblack, petroleum. Coal -oil, isinglass, Irish moss, glue. Caustic soda, tallow, petroleum, animal hair.

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Oleum animate, animal oil, obtained from hartshorn, which also is rectified by being again distilled with water. Class IX .

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge: (1802)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Enconomy; Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts. In Four Volumes. Volume First[-fourth]. by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

Beside its utility for lamps, animal oil possesses a yaluable property which deserves attention.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

anlma'lia, Animal oil*. Fixed oils holding in solution the mucilaginous and gelatinous principles of certain animals, as the oil of frogs, oil of scorpions, oil of spiders, etc. Sometimes also empyreumatic oils produced during the decomposition ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy (1807)

With an Account of the Processes Employed in Many of the Most Important Chemical Manufactures to which are Added a Description of Chemical Apparatus, and Various Useful Tables of Weights and Measures, Chemical Instruments, &c. &c by Arthur Aikin, Charles Rochemont Aikin

Animal Oil, under the various names of Fat, Tallow, Suet, Marrow, &c. forms a distinét class. To this perhaps may be added, though confiderably differing in chemical properties, Wax and Spermaceti. No animal fluid has occupied more attention ...

Google previewThe London Medical Dictionary, Including Under Distinct Heads Every Branch of Medecine (1809)

by Bartholomew Parr

Animal oil is the fluid fat of animals, and all animal substances yield it by distillation. Vegetable oils are procured by expression, distillation, or boiling; the mineral spontaneously, and by distillation. 1 . Fixed oils are usually liquid, or become so ...

Google previewSpons' Encyclopaedia of the Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Raw Commercial Products (1882)

by Edward Spon, Francis N. Spon

the best animal oil to give body to fine mineral oils is sperm-oil; (7) lard- and neatsfoot-oils may replace sperm-oil when greater tenacity is required; ...


Animal oil* 1. Marine animal oil* a. Pub oil* 4. Liver ad* c. Blubber oil* 2. Terrestrial animal oil* Solid F»li • A. Vegetable faU B . Animal fau , 1. Body fau *. Drying fat* t. Semi-drying fata c. Non-drying fat* 2.

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia ... (1830)

by Sir David Brewster

It it usually called the animal oil of Dippel, because that chemist first drew the attention of chemists to it. . It is usually obtained from the gelatinous and albuminous parts of animals. The horns are said to answer best. The product of the first ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical and Theoretical Chemistry (1808)

With Its Application to the Arts and Manufactures, and to the Explanation of the Phaenomena of Nature... : with Plates and Tables by William Nicholson

The same may be said of animal matter, with regard to the oil properly called animal oil, and to the adipose oil which they contain. No general properties, then, can be established as belonging to empyreumatic oil : they all vary according to the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1816)

by George Gregory

Oleum animale, animal oil, Lond. Take of oil of hartshorn one pound. Distil three times. Oleum petrolei, oil of mineral tar, Lond. Distil petroleum in a sand-bath. Oleosa, oily preparations. Oleum ammoniatum, ammoniated oil. Take of olive oil ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. Suppl. to the 3rd. ed., by G. Gleig (1810)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

Oleum animale, animal oil. Castor fiber, castor.

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