from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an oil obtained by, heating bones (as in the manufacture of bone black), and remarkable for containing the nitrogenous bases, pyridine and quinoline, and their derivatives; -- also called Dippel's oil.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fetid, tarry liquid obtained in the dry distillation of bone. See Dippel's oil, under oil.
  • n. Fatty matter, of liquid consistence at common atmospheric temperature, extracted from bones by heating them with water or by the use of solvents: used in soap-making.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the liquid portion of bone fat; used as a lubricant and in leather manufacture
  • n. dark-colored ill-smelling oil obtained by carbonizing bone; used especially in sheep dips and in denaturing alcohol


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • I would have listed it, if I weren't so bone-oidle.

    April 15, 2013

  • I guess this word finally reached a b-one-oiling point!

    April 13, 2013

  • I can't believe this hasn't been listed!

    April 12, 2013