cod liver oil

cod liver oil
an oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D
Syn: ↑cod-liver oil
Hypernyms: ↑animal oil
Hyponyms: ↑cod oil

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ˌcod liver ˈoil [cod liver oil] noun uncountable
a thick yellow oil from the ↑liver of ↑cod (= a type of fish), containing a lot of ↑vitamins A and D and often given as a medicine

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