Ethereal oil of wine
Ethereal E*the"re*al, a. 1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions. [1913 Webster]

Go, heavenly guest, ethereal messenger. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc. [1913 Webster]

Vast chain of being, which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, ether; as, ethereal salts. [1913 Webster]

{Ethereal oil}. (Chem.) See {Essential oil}, under {Essential}.

{Ethereal oil of wine} (Chem.), a heavy, yellow, oily liquid consisting essentially of etherin, etherol, and ethyl sulphate. It is the oily residuum left after etherification. Called also {heavy oil of wine} (distinguished from oil of wine, or [oe]nanthic ether).

{Ethereal salt} (Chem.), a salt of some organic radical as a base; an ester. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ethereal oil of wine — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil of wine — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil of wine — OEnanthic [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heavy oil of wine — Ethereal E*the re*al, a. 1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions. [1913 Webster] Go, heavenly guest, ethereal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heavy oil of wine — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ethereal oil — Ethereal E*the re*al, a. 1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions. [1913 Webster] Go, heavenly guest, ethereal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil of brick — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil of talc — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil of vitriol — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethereal oil — noun 1. : essential oil 2. : a mixture of heavy oil of wine with an equal volume of ether …   Useful english dictionary

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