wool grease
noun Date: 1875 a fatty slightly sticky wax coating the surface of the fibers of sheep's wool — compare wool fat

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  • wool grease — n a fatty slightly sticky wax coating the surface of the fibers of sheep s wool that is used as a source of lanolin compare WOOL FAT …   Medical dictionary

  • wool grease — noun a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics • Syn: ↑lanolin, ↑wool fat • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool grease — noun Lanolin. Syn: wool fat, wool wax …   Wiktionary

  • wool fat — n. 1. the natural grease found in sheep s wool, yielding lanolin: also wool grease 2. LANOLIN …   English World dictionary

  • wool fat — wu̇l n wool grease esp. after refining: LANOLIN * * * lanolin …   Medical dictionary

  • wool fat — noun a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics • Syn: ↑lanolin, ↑wool grease • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool — woollike, adj. /wool/, n. 1. the fine, soft, curly hair that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, characterized by minute, overlapping surface scales that give it its felting property. 2. fabrics and garments of such wool. 3. yarn …   Universalium

  • wool oil — noun any oil used to oil wool before spinning • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil * * * noun 1. : any oil used for oiling wool before spinning 2. a. : an oily substance in wool fiber that makes the fiber soft and pliable b. : an oil obtained (as …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool wax — noun : wool grease * * * wool wax, = wool fat. (Cf. ↑wool fat) …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool fat — noun Lanolin. Syn: wool wax, wool grease …   Wiktionary

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