Definitions

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  • n. A colourless oil with a peculiar odour, obtained from beech tar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A limpid, colorless oil with a peculiar odor, obtained from beech tar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A transparent, colorless, oil-like fluid (C20H22O2) obtained from the smoke of organic bodies or from the tar of wood.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek smoke + part.

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