oil of wintergreen


Origin:
1835–45

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Example sentences
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.
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