sassafras oil

noun

: a yellow or reddish yellow aromatic essential oil obtained from the roots and stumps of the sassafras and used chiefly in perfuming and as a disinfectant

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“Sassafras oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sassafras%20oil. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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