What is the difference between Glycerine and Vaseline?

The difference between glycerine and vaseline

is that "glycerine" is the common name for glycerol, glycerin or E422 and "vaseline" is petroleum jelly.

glycerine

vaseline

Noun

  • (organic chemistry) The common name for glycerol, glycerin or E422.

Noun

  • Petroleum jelly.
  • Any particular kind of petroleum jelly or of any similar lubricant.
  • A greenish-yellow coloured glass, or the colouring used in the manufacture of this glass.

Synonyms

  • E905b when used as a food additive

Examples

  • Hearts of putty, hearts of vaseline…
  • A Russian vaseline has been lately added to the many kinds of vaseline found in […]

Verb

  • To lubricate with vaseline.

Examples

  • Even at this late date, vaselining will preserve the best of these leathers.