follow Dictionary.com

Gray vs. grey? What's the difference?

whale oil

noun
1.
oil rendered from whale blubber, formerly widely used as a fuel for lamps and for making soap and candles.
Origin of whale oil
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for whale oil

whale oil

noun
1.
oil obtained either from the blubber of whales (train oil) or the head of the sperm whale (sperm oil)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for whale oil

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for whale

11
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with whale oil

Nearby words for whale oil