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oil of cloves[′ȯil əv ′klōvz]
A thin, colorless to pale-yellow liquid distilled from cloves; thickens and darkens with time; boils at 250-260°C; has aromatic aroma and pungent taste; soluble in ether and chloroform; chief component is eugenol; used in medicine, perfumery, flavoring, and soaps. Also known as caryophyllus oil; clove oil.
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