peppermint oil

noun

Medical Definition of peppermint oil

: an oil that has a strong peppermint odor and produces a cooling sensation in the mouth, is obtained from peppermint, and is used chiefly as a flavoring agent and as a carminative

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“Peppermint oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peppermint%20oil. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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