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essential oil

n.
A volatile oil, usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which it is obtained, used to make perfumes and flavorings.

essential oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) any of various volatile organic oils present in plants, usually containing terpenes and esters and having the odour or flavour of the plant from which they are extracted: used in flavouring and perfumery. Compare fixed oil See also oleoresin

essen′tial oil′


n.
any of a class of volatile oils obtained from plants, possessing the odor and other characteristic properties of the plant: used in perfumes, flavors, and pharmaceuticals.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.essential oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
ilang-ilang - oil distilled from flowers of the ilang-ilang tree; used in perfumery
bitter almond oil - pale yellow essential oil obtained from bitter almonds by distillation from almond cake or meal
atar, athar, attar, ottar - essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
clove oil, oil of cloves - essential oil obtained from cloves and used to flavor medicines
costus oil - a yellow volatile essential oil obtained from costusroot; used in perfumes
eucalyptus oil - an essential oil obtained from the leaves of eucalypts
oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine, turps, turpentine - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
absinthe oil, wormwood oil - a dark bitter oil obtained from wormwood leaves; flavors absinthe liqueurs
linalool - a colorless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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