palmarosa oil

palma·​ro·​sa oil | \ ¦palmə¦rōzə, ¦päm- \

Definition of palmarosa oil

: a fragrant essential oil obtained from a rosha grass (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia) especially of India and Java and used in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes of the rose type and in the preparation of geraniol

called also geranium oil

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History and Etymology for palmarosa oil

perhaps from Latin palma palm + rosa rose

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“Palmarosa oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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