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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rapidly evaporating oil, especially an essential oil, that does not leave a stain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings

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