rose oil

noun

Definition of rose oil

: a fragrant essential oil obtained from roses and used chiefly in perfumery and in flavoring

Examples of rose oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The process of extracting rose oil from flowers requires a huge amount of roses; just one gram of oil is produced from two thousand roses. Claire Harmeyer, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Fascinating Facts About Roses That You Probably Didn't Know," 4 June 2020 Specifically, rose oil has been an important ingredient in the perfume industry for centuries. Claire Harmeyer, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Fascinating Facts About Roses That You Probably Didn't Know," 4 June 2020 The move at least temporarily calms fears of an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, at a time when investors are nervous over conflict in the Middle East and rising oil prices. Bloomberg.com, "China Says Liu to Travel to U.S. for Trade Deal Signing," 7 May 2020 Patel said the company is at the start of a seasonal increase in margins for certain chemicals and refining, and rising oil demand has bolstered pricing for chemicals used in thermoplastics. Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle, "Rising demand lifts LyondellBasell first quarter profits 54 percent," 27 Apr. 2018 With this rule in place, even short periods of rising oil prices in recent years did little to jump-start growth. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "Pessimistic Outlook in Russia Slows Investment, and the Economy," 18 Feb. 2020 Among the things that could hurt the national economy are higher interest rates, rising oil and gas prices, a trade war, and turmoil in the health-care markets as elements of the Affordable Care Act are eliminated. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Is a flattening yield curve a sign of a coming recession?," 6 July 2018 Ironically, as rising oil prices gave the Kremlin plenty of cash to subsidize its space ambitions, Roscosmos has had very little to show for it. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Need To Know About Russia’s (Possibly Fictional) Super Heavy Rocket," 3 Feb. 2020 The falling oil production has contributed to rising oil prices worldwide, and there are fears that ConocoPhillips' actions will only continue to exacerbate the problems in the country. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "ConocoPhillips presses forward on recouping $2B from Venezuela," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of rose oil

1552, in the meaning defined above

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“Rose oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20oil. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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rose oil

noun

Medical Definition of rose oil

: a fragrant essential oil obtained from roses and used chiefly in perfumery and in flavoring especially : attar of roses

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