essential oils definition

  • adjective:
    • a course of volatile oils, extracted from flowers, fruits, or plants, having each its characteristic odor, and hot burning style. These are typically found in essences, perfumery, etc., you need to include numerous types of compounds; as lemon oil is a terpene, oil of bitter almonds an aldehyde, oil of wintergreen an ethereal salt, etc.; -- called additionally volatile natural oils in difference from fixed or nonvolatile.

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