palmarosa oil

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from Latin palma palm + rosa rose

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“Palmarosa oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmarosa%20oil. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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