A yellowish translucent substance, almost odorless and tasteless, obtained as a residue in the purification of crude petroleum, and consisting essentially of a mixture of several of the higher members of the paraffin series. It is used as an unguent, and for various purposes in the arts. See the Note under Petrolatum.
- Petroleum jelly (now sold by Unilever) under the trade name Vaseline.
- Any petroleum jelly or similar lubricant.
- A greenish-yellow coloured glass, or the colouring used in the manufacture of this glass.
- To lubricate with vaseline.