One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 (1909; from Swedish tallolja from tall pine + olja oil), with substitution of oil for the second element.
tall oil/ˈtɑːl ɔɪl/
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