clove oil

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. clough,
  2. clough, arthur hugh,
  3. clout,
  4. clove,
  5. clove hitch,
  6. clove pink,
  7. clovelly,
  8. cloven,
  9. cloven hoof,
  10. cloven-hoofed

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Medicine definitions for clove oil

clove oil

[ klōv ]

n.

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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