from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See oil of pear.
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I found, besides the pear-oil, also an _apple-oil_, which, according to my analysis, is nothing but valerianate of amyloxide.
The largest samples were those of a compound labelled "pear-oil," which, by analysis, I discovered to be an alcoholic solution of pure acetate of amyloxide.
The commercial "essence of pine-apple," or "pine-apple oil," and "jargonelle pear-oil," are admitted only to be _labelled_ such, but really are certain organic acid ethers.