Oil of spike
Spike Spike, n. [Cf. G. spieke, L. spica an ear of grain. See {Spikenard}.] (Bot.) Spike lavender. See {Lavender}. [1913 Webster]

{Oil of spike} (Chem.), a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad-leaved lavender, or aspic ({Lavendula Spica}), used in artist's varnish and in veterinary medicine. It is often adulterated with oil of turpentine, which it much resembles. [1913 Webster]


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  • Spike — Spike, n. [Cf. G. spieke, L. spica an ear of grain. See {Spikenard}.] (Bot.) Spike lavender. See {Lavender}. [1913 Webster] {Oil of spike} (Chem.), a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad leaved lavender, or aspic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spike oil — noun pale yellow essential oil obtained from spike lavender used in scenting soaps and cosmetics • Syn: ↑spike lavender oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑spike lavender, ↑French lavender, ↑Lavandula latifolia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spike lavender — Lavender Lav en*der, n. [OE. lavendre, F. lavande, It. lavanda lavender, a washing, fr. L. lavare to wash; cf. It. lsavendola, LL. lavendula. So called because it was used in bathing and washing. See {Lave}. to wash, and cf. {Lavender}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. grease (see oil); oil paint (see painting). v. lubricate, grease (See oil); placate, flatter. See flattery, smoothness, servility. II Friction reducing fluid Nouns …   English dictionary for students

  • spike lavender — /spaɪk ˈlævəndə/ (say spuyk lavuhnduh) noun a species of lavender, Lavandula latifolia, having spikes of pale purple flowers, and yielding an oil (oil of spike) used in painting, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Oil depletion — per major producing country. This model assumes world oil depletion remains constant at the 2004 level of 80 million barrels per day.[1] However, world oil depletion is currently (as of 2008) at 85 million barrels per day …   Wikipedia

  • spike lavender — spike′ lav ender n. pln a lavender mint, Lavandula latifolia, having spikes of pale purple flowers: yields an oil used in paints • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • of Montreal — Datos generales Origen Athens, Georgia, Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • spike lavender — noun Mediterranean plant with pale purple flowers that yields spike lavender oil • Syn: ↑French lavender, ↑Lavandula latifolia • Hypernyms: ↑lavender • Substance Meronyms: ↑spike lavender oil, ↑spike oil * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • spike — I UK [spaɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms spike : singular spike plural spikes 1) something sharp and pointed, especially a piece of metal or wood 2) a) one of the short pointed pieces of metal on the bottom of some sports shoes b) spikes… …   English dictionary

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