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carron oil

[kar-uh n] /ˈkær ən/
noun, Pharmacology.
a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns.
Also called lime liniment.
Origin of carron oil
1880-85; named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used for treatment of ironworks laborers Unabridged
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carron oil

an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
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C19: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used among the ironworkers
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