Meaning of “fish oil” in the English Dictionary

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"fish oil" in British English

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fish oilnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈfɪʃ ˌɔɪl/ us /ˈfɪʃ ˌɔɪl/

Examples from literature

  • Fish oil has hitherto been almost unusable because of its powerful and persistent odor. 
  • Some even painted their bodies with red clay, and anointed themselves with fish oil, to give additional lustre to their charms. 
  • Though the fellow was malodorous from fish oil and infested with vermin, Mackenzie would spread his cloak in such a way that escape was impossible without awakening himself. 

(Definition of “fish oil” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)