a light-yellowish pungent oil, distilled from citronella, used in the manufacture of liniment, perfume, and soap, and as an insect repellent.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called citronella.
Origin of citronella oil
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby citronella oil
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