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

  • n. A volatile oil, usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which it is obtained, used to make perfumes and flavorings.

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  • n. A volatile oil, used to make perfumes and flavourings, especially one having the characteristic odour of the plant from which it is obtained.

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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