sage oil

noun

Definition of sage oil

: either of two essential oils from sage:
a : the yellowish or greenish yellow oil with a penetrating odor of sage obtained from the leaves of the common sage (Salvia officinalis) and used chiefly in flavoring
b : the pale yellow oil with an odor like that of ambergris obtained from the flowers of clary (Salvia sclarea) and used chiefly in perfumery

called also clary sage oil

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“Sage oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sage%20oil. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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