citronella oil


: a yellowish essential oil with a lemony odor obtained from either of two grasses and used especially as an insect repellent:
: an oil from citronella grass containing chiefly geraniol
: an oil from a related grass (Cymbopogon winterianus) containing citronellal, citronellol, and geraniol

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“Citronella oil.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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