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citronella oil

a light-yellowish pungent oil, distilled from citronella, used in the manufacture of liniment, perfume, and soap, and as an insect repellent.
Also called citronella.
Origin of citronella oil
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As I was bidding the Mahatma good night, he considerately handed me a bottle of citronella oil.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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