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oil of wintergreen

Origin of oil of wintergreen
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Twigs light brown, lustrous, and slightly aromatic with oil of wintergreen.
  • In addition to birch beer, the tree was the source of the much prized oil of wintergreen.
  • The inner bark may turn yellow, and give off a smell of oil of wintergreen.
  • Both species contain oil of wintergreen, methyl salicylate, which gives birch beer its distinctive taste.
  • Most essential oils are mixtures, an exception being oil of wintergreen which is essentially pure methyl salicylate.

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