volatile oil


noun
  1. a distilled oil, especially one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify.

Origin of volatile oil

1
First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for volatile oil

volatile oil

noun
  1. another name for essential oil

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