sassafras oil


noun

a yellowish or reddish-yellow, aromatic volatile oil distilled from sassafras root, used in flavoring, perfumery, and medicine.

Origin of sassafras oil

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for sassafras oil

sassafras oil

noun

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

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