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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vol′atile oil`(n.)

  1. a distilled oil, esp. one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of volatile oil:

1790–1800

Princeton's WordNet

  1. essential oil, volatile oil(noun)

    an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings

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