Lebertran

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Leber (liver) +‎ Tran (fish oil)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːbɐˌtʁaːn/

Noun[edit]

Lebertran m (genitive Lebertrans or Lebertranes, no plural)

  1. cod liver oil

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is a widespread belief in the German-speaking countries that cod liver oil is made from whale livers. This may be due to the fact that the word Tran most often refers to whale oil. Compare the same in Dutch levertraan.

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