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1. A naturally occurring mixture of essential oils and a resin, extracted from various plants such as pines and balsam fir.
2. A substance prepared by solvent extraction of a spice or herb and used in flavoring and coloring foods.

o′le·o·res′in·ous adj.
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1. (Elements & Compounds) a semisolid mixture of a resin and essential oil, obtained from certain plants
2. (Elements & Compounds) pharmacol a liquid preparation of resins and oils, obtained by extraction from plants
ˌoleoˈresinous adj
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(ˌoʊ li oʊˈrɛz ən)

1. a natural mixture of an essential oil and a resin, as found in certain plants.
2. a prepared mixture of an oil and a resin in solution.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oleoresin - a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants
ladanum, labdanum - a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative
natural resin - a plant exudate
balsam - any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
Canada balsam - yellow transparent exudate of the balsam fir; used as a transparent cement in optical devices (especially in microscopy) and as a mounting medium
gum terpentine, turpentine - obtained from conifers (especially pines)
balsam capivi, copaiba, copaiba balsam - an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments
gum labdanum, labdanum - a dark brown to greenish oleoresin that has a fragrant odor and is used as a fixative in perfumes; obtained as a juice from certain rockroses
oleoresin capiscum - an oleoresin extracted from the capsicum pepper plant
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Airman 1st Class Thomas Hearton, 75th Security Forces Squadron, washes off Oleoresin Capsicum spray from his face at Hill, Air Force Base, Utah.
The ratings continue to reflect the Plant Lipids group's market leadership, with an established position in the spice oil and oleoresin market, and healthy financial risk profile marked by a moderate gearing and comfortable debt protection metrics.
The ingredients of Cheez Whiz include: milk, water, whey, milkfat, sodium phosphate, dried corn syrup, salt, Worcestershire sauce, natural preservative, annatto (coloring), oleoresin paprika, and enzymes.
In 1999, Eden Foods, which sells organic goods, began lining most of its cans with a plant-based oleoresin. CEO Michael Potter calls the switch a "no-brainer," even though the new cans cost 14 percent more.
China has abundant pine resources, which guarantees sufficient oleoresin for gum rosin production.
Barrett wrote that, if he had "been the officer he verbally assaulted like a banana eating jungle monkey, I would have sprayed him in the face with OC (oleoresin capsicum, or pepper spray) deserving of his belligerent non-compliance."
It is considered by many pepper connoisseurs to be the best pepper in the world because of its high levels of oleoresin and volatile oils, which create a heady pungency.
Today they learn how to employ and respond to oleoresin capsicum (OC), better known as pepper spray.
Currently, tomato oleoresin, the raw material for the supplement, is being manufactured on a dedicated production line in cooperation with Gan Shmuel Foods in Beersheva.
The Guardian Angel contains two .21 fluid ounce cylinders of 10 percent OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) capable of accurate deployment up to 13".
Capsaicin has been proven as an oleoresin used against cotton pest (4).