carron oil

carron oil

[kar-uhn]
noun Pharmacology.
a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns.
Also called lime liniment.


Origin:
1880–85; named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used for treatment of ironworks laborers

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carron oil (ˈkærən)
 
n
an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
 
[C19: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used among the ironworkers]

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