sassafras oil


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. saskatoon,
  2. sasquatch,
  3. sass,
  4. sassaby,
  5. sassafras,
  6. sassafras tea,
  7. sassanian,
  8. sassanid,
  9. sassanide,
  10. sassari

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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