Ocotea cymbarum oil


Definition of Ocotea cymbarum oil

: an essential oil obtained by steam distillation from the wood of Brazilian trees (Ocotea cymbarum) and used chiefly as a source of safrole and as a substitute for sassafras oil in technical but not medicinal preparations

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History and Etymology for Ocotea cymbarum oil

New Latin Ocotea cymbarum (species name of a Brazilian tree) + English oil

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“Ocotea cymbarum oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ocotea%20cymbarum%20oil. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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