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citronella,

common name for a grass, Cymbopogon nardus, the source of oil of citronella, used in perfumes and soaps and as an insect repellent. The plant, with bluish green, lemon-scented leaves, is cultivated in Java and Sri Lanka. Citronella is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.

citronella

[‚si·trə′nel·ə]
(botany)
Cymbopogon nardus. A tropical grass; the source of citronella oil.

citronella

1. a tropical Asian grass, Cymbopogon (or Andropogon) nardus, with bluish-green lemon-scented leaves
2. the yellow aromatic oil obtained from this grass, used in insect repellents, soaps, perfumes, etc.
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Recently, basic Tiki torches and citronella candles have been replaced by more chic-looking ceramic patio fire pots, personal fireplaces and fancy torches designed to create a warm, cozy setting while keeping bugs away.
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Citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus) family: Gramineae It is grown commercially in Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Indonesia and Java.
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Best known and of most commercial importance of the group are lemongrass, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil.
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