grass oil
Verbena Ver*be"na, n. [L. See {Vervain}.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers; vervain. [1913 Webster]

Note: Verbena, or vervain, was used by the Greeks, the Romans, and the Druids, in their sacred rites. --Brewer. [1913 Webster]

{Essence of verbena}, {Oil of verbena}, a perfume prepared from the lemon verbena; also, a similar perfume properly called {grass oil}. See {Grass oil}, under {Grass}.

{Lemon verbena}, or {Sweet verbena}, a shrubby verbenaceous plant ({Lippia citriodora}), with narrow leaves which exhale a pleasant, lemonlike fragrance when crushed. [1913 Webster]


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  • Grass oil — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grass-oil — grassˈ oil noun A name for several volatile oils derived from widely different plants, some of them grasses • • • Main Entry: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • grass oil — grass oil, any one of several fragrant oils obtained from Indian grasses …   Useful english dictionary

  • ginger grass oil — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lemon grass oil — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ginger-grass oil — noun : an essential oil that resembles palmarosa oil but has an odor like that of common ginger and that is obtained especially from a ginger grass (Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lemon-grass oil — /lem euhn gras , grahs / a yellowish to brownish oil distilled from the leaves of certain lemon grasses, esp. Cymbopogon citratus, used chiefly in perfumery. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • lemon-grass oil — /lem euhn gras , grahs / a yellowish to brownish oil distilled from the leaves of certain lemon grasses, esp. Cymbopogon citratus, used chiefly in perfumery. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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