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cade oil[′kād ‚ȯil]
A brown, viscous essential oil that has a tar odor and is slightly soluble in water; it is derived by dry distillation of the wood of the European juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus); used in antiseptic soaps, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Also known as juniper tar oil.
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