amber oil


Definition of amber oil

1 : a pale yellow to brownish essential oil of empyreumatic odor and acrid taste made by destructive distillation of amber
2 : a light essential oil obtained by destructive distillation of rosin

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First Known Use of amber oil

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Amber oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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