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rose oil

noun
1.
a pale yellow, green, or red, volatile, fragrant, sweet-tasting liquid, obtained by steam distillation from fresh roses, especially damask roses: used in flavoring and perfume.
Also called attar of roses, otto of roses.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Steam stills would be used in order to protect the flowers from being burned, creating purer and stronger smelling rose oil.
Encyclopedia Article for rose oil

attar of roses

fragrant, colourless or pale-yellow liquid essential oil distilled from fresh petals of Rosa damascena and R. gallica and other species of the rose family Rosaceae. Rose oils are a valuable ingredient of fine perfumes and liqueurs. They are also used for flavouring lozenges and scenting ointments and toilet preparations.

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