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rose oil

a pale yellow, green, or red, volatile, fragrant, sweet-tasting liquid, obtained by steam distillation from fresh roses, especially damask roses: used in flavoring and perfume.
Also called attar of roses, otto of roses.
Origin of rose oil
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "rose oil," prompted Mr. Meyers, with just the trace of a sneer in his voice.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Bring me some brandied marrons, a large bottle of rose oil and a stick of lip rouge from Celeste's.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess

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