oil of wintergreen

The aromatic oil obtained from the berries of the wintergreen plant; mostly methyl salicylate; used medicinally and in perfumes

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  • oil of wintergreen — n a preparation of methyl salicylate obtained by distilling the leaves of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) called also gaultheria oil, wintergreen oil compare BIRCH OIL …   Medical dictionary

  • oil of wintergreen — Essential Es*sen tial ([e^]s*s[e^]n sjal), a. [Cf. F. essentiel. See {Essence}.] 1. Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is. [1913 Webster] Majestic as the voice sometimes became, there was forever …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil of wintergreen — noun oil or flavoring obtained from the creeping wintergreen or teaberry plant • Syn: ↑wintergreen oil • Hypernyms: ↑flavorer, ↑flavourer, ↑flavoring, ↑flavouring, ↑seasoner, ↑seasoning …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil of wintergreen — Date: 1857 the methyl ester of salicylic acid that is used as a flavoring and as a counterirritant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oil of wintergreen. — See methyl salicylate. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • oil of wintergreen — methyl salicylate …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • oil of wintergreen. — See methyl salicylate. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • wintergreen — [ wintɛrgrin; wintɶrgrin ] n. m. • 1843; mot angl. « gaulthérie » ♦ Essence de wintergreen : huile essentielle, extraite des feuilles de gaulthérie ou de l écorce de bouleau, employée en parfumerie. ● wintergreen nom masculin (anglais wintergreen …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wintergreen — is a group of plants. Wintergreen once commonly referred to plants that continue photosynthesis (remain green) throughout the winter. The term evergreen is now more commonly used for this characteristic.Some species of the shrub genus Gaultheria… …   Wikipedia

  • wintergreen — ► NOUN 1) a low growing plant with spikes of white bell shaped flowers. 2) an American shrub whose leaves produce oil. 3) (also oil of wintergreen) a pungent oil obtained from these plants or from birch bark, used medicinally and as a flavouring …   English terms dictionary

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