from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Oil obtained from the blubber of a whale or other marine animal.

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  • n. whale oil

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil procured from the blubber or fat of whales, by boiling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Oil drawn or tried out from the blubber of a whale; especially, ordinary oil from the right whale, as distinguished from sperm-oil.

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

  • n. a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant


Middle English trane, from Middle Dutch, tear, drop, train oil; see dakru- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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