Definition of lanolin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlænəlɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlænəlɪn//
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an oil that comes from sheep’s wool and is used to make skin creams Word Origin late 19th cent.: coined in German from Latin lana ‘wool’ + oleum ‘oil’ + -in.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lanolin