citronella

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cit·ro·nel·la

noun \ˌsi-trə-ˈne-lə\

: an oil that smells somewhat like lemons and that is used in candles, lamps, etc., to keep bugs away

Full Definition of CITRONELLA

:  a lemon-scented grass (Cymbopogon nardus) of southern Asia that yields an oil used in perfumery and as an insect repellent; also :  its oil

Origin of CITRONELLA

New Latin, from French citronnelle lemon balm, from citron
First Known Use: circa 1858

cit·ro·nel·la

noun \ˌsi-trə-ˈnel-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CITRONELLA

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: a fragrant grass (Cymbopogon nardus) of southern Asia that yields citronella oil

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