oil of cloves


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oil of cloves

[′ȯil əv ′klōvz]
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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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Stop puppies chewing furniture by wiping a cloth dampened with oil of cloves or whisky on the wood.
Immediate relief can be obtained by rubbing oil of cloves on to the affected teeth and gums.