palmarosa oil

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

Definition of palmarosa oil

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of palmarosa oil

perhaps from Latin palma palm + rosa rose


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