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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An oil-like, nitrogenous matter, acrid and bitter, obtained from the soot of wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A peculiar acrid and bitter oil, obtained from wood soot.

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  • noun organic chemistry An acrid oil obtained from wood soot.

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