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A rapidly evaporating oil, especially an essential oil.
(Elements & Compounds) another name for essential oil
a distilled oil, esp. one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify.
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|Noun||1.||volatile 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
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