wormwood oil


Definition of wormwood oil

: a dark green to brown bitter narcotic essential oil obtained from the leaves and tops of a wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and used as a flavoring agent in liqueurs and especially formerly in medicine as a tonic and anthelmintic

called also absinthe oil

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“Wormwood oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wormwood%20oil. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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