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sassafras oil

a yellowish or reddish-yellow, aromatic volatile oil distilled from sassafras root, used in flavoring, perfumery, and medicine.
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First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
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  • sassafras oil, distilled from the bark of Sassafras officinalis, and obtained chiefly from America.

  • Safrol, an ether which is the chief constituent of sassafras oil, and also found in considerable quantity in camphor oil.

  • The production of sassafras oil is perhaps the largest industry dependent upon this tree.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for sassafras oil

sassafras oil

a clear volatile oil that is extracted from the root of the sassafras tree and contains camphor, pinene, and safrole
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