Vaseline

Vaseline

[vas-uh-leen, vas-uh-leen]
Trademark.
a brand of petrolatum.
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Vaseline (ˈvæsɪˌliːn)
 
n
a trademark for petrolatum

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Vaseline
1872, trademark for an ointment made from petroleum and marketed by Chesebrough Manufacturing Co., coined from Ger. Wasser "water" + Gk. elaion "oil" + scientific-sounded ending -ine. Robert A. Chesebrough was of the opinion that petroleum was a product of the underground decomposition of water.
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Vaseline Vas·e·line (vās'ə-lēn', vās'ə-lēn')

A trademark used for a brand of petroleum jelly.

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