mint camphor
menthol men"thol, n. [Mentha + -ol.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, aromatic substance ({C10H20O}) resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint ({Mentha}); -- called also {mint camphor} or {peppermint camphor}. It has the peculiar effect on skin and membranes of making them feel cool, and is used in liqueurs, confections, cigarettes, cough drops and perfumes, among other things. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Mint camphor — Mint Mint (m[i^]nt), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. mi nqa, mi nqh.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • peppermint camphor — menthol men thol, n. [Mentha + ol.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, aromatic substance ({C10H20O}) resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint ({Mentha}); called also {mint camphor} or {peppermint camphor}. It has the peculiar effect on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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