orange oil

noun

Medical Definition of orange oil

: an essential oil from orange peel or orange flowers: as
a : a yellow to deep orange oil obtained from the peel of the sweet fruit of the common cultivated orange (Citrus sinensis) and used chiefly as a flavor and perfume

called also sweet orange oil

b : a similar but bitter pale yellow or yellowish brown oil from the peel of the fruit of the sour orange (Citrus aurantium)

called also bitter orange oil

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“Orange oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orange%20oil. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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