Definition of Fossil oil

1. Noun. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.

Exact synonyms: Crude, Crude Oil, Oil, Petroleum, Rock Oil
Terms within: Atomic Number 6, C, Carbon
Generic synonyms: Fossil Fuel, Oil
Specialized synonyms: Resid, Residual Oil



Definition of Fossil oil

1. Noun. crude oil ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossil Oil

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fossette
fossettes
fosseway
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fossil copal
fossil fuel
fossil fuels
fossil oil (current term)
fossil record
fossil records
fossil water
fossilate
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fossiliferous
fossilification
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fossilifying

Literary usage of Fossil oil

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1903)
"... to operate in the fossil oil-fields. It controls 1010 acres in the district, and intends to purchase other oil-well lands in the neighborhood, ..."

2. Sketches in Crude-oil: Some Accidents and Incidents of the Petroleum by John James McLaurin (1902)
"... noted : "One of the most favorite medicines used by the Indians is Fossil-oil exuding from the earth, commonly with water * * * This oil is of a brown ..."

3. Petroleum: a History of the Oil Region of Venango County, Pennsylvania: Its by Samuel John Mills Eaton (1866)
""One of the most favorite medicines used by the Indians is the fossil oil (Petroleum) exuding from the earth, commonly with water. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1903)
"Now the question arises, is Damon's Mound a fossil-oil hill, beneath which the oil once existed but has passed away? If so, why not also the Five Islands, ..."

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