oil of wintergreen
: the methyl ester of salicylic acid that is used as a flavoring and as a counterirritant
First Known Use of OIL OF WINTERGREEN
oil of wintergreen noun (Medical Dictionary)
: a preparation of methyl salicylate obtained by distilling the leaves of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)—called also gaultheria oil, wintergreen oil; compare birch oil
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