rue oil


: a colorless to yellow usually fluorescent essential oil with an intense odor obtained from rue and other plants of the genus Ruta and used chiefly in perfumery and in medicine as a local irritant

Word History


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First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rue oil was in 1947

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“Rue oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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