Meaning of tall oil in English:

tall oil

Pronunciation /ˈtɑːl ɔɪl/


  • A resinous mixture of fatty acids, resin acids, and plant sterols recovered when resinous wood pulp is digested during paper-making, used in making lubricants, paints, and adhesives.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Tallöl, with substitution of oil for the second element.