croton oil etymology

English word croton oil comes from English oil

Detailed word origin of croton oil

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oil English (eng) (transitive) To grease with oil for cooking.. (transitive) To lubricate with oil. An oil painting.. Liquid fat.. Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
croton oil English (eng) A dark yellow, acrid oil, obtained from the seeds of plants of the genus Croton, once used as a drastic purgative.