oil of sassafras
oil of sassafras[′ȯil əv ′sas·ə‚fras]
A pungent, aromatic, yellowish or reddish-yellow liquid obtained from the bark of American sassafras (Sassafras albidum); soluble in organic solvents, glacial acetic acid, and carbon disulfide; used for flavors, perfumes, and medicines. Also known as clary sage oil; sassafras oil.
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