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British Dictionary definitions for clove oil

clove oil

noun
  1. a volatile pale-yellow aromatic oil obtained from clove flowers, formerly much used in confectionery, dentistry, and microscopyAlso called: oil of cloves
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clove oil in Medicine

clove oil

(klōv)
n.
  1. An aromatic oil obtained from the buds, stems, or leaves of the clove tree, used as a temporary anesthetic for toothaches.
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