clove oil

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clove oil
 
n
Also called: oil of cloves a volatile pale-yellow aromatic oil obtained from clove flowers, formerly much used in confectionery, dentistry, and microscopy

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clove oil n.
An aromatic oil obtained from the buds, stems, or leaves of the clove tree, used as a temporary anesthetic for toothaches.

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