juniper tar oil
noun see juniper tar

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • juniper-tar oil — noun or juniper tar : cade oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • juniper tar — n a dark tarry liquid used topically in treating skin diseases and obtained by distillation from the wood of a Eurasian juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) called also cade oil, juniper tar oil * * * [USP] a volatile thick brown oil with a bitter taste …   Medical dictionary

  • juniper tar — noun Date: circa 1930 a tarry liquid used topically in treating skin diseases and obtained by distillation from the wood of a Eurasian juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) called also cade oil, juniper tar oil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • juniper tar — noun see juniper tar oil * * * Pharm. a medicinal tar derived from the European juniper Juniperus oxycedrus: used topically in the treatment of certain skin diseases. Cf. cade. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tar — A thick, semisolid, blackish brown mass, of complex hydrocarbon composition, obtained by the destructive distillation of carbonaceous materials. For individual tars, see specific names. rectified t. oil a volatile oil distilled from pine t.; used …   Medical dictionary

  • Juniper berry — A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry like appearance. The cones from a handful of species, especially …   Wikipedia

  • juniper — The dried ripe fruit of Juniperus communis (family Pinaceae). [L. the j. tree] j. berry oil SYN: oil of j.. j. tar the empyreumatic volatile oil obtained from the woody portion of Juniperus oxycedrus; used externally for skin diseases. SYN: cade… …   Medical dictionary

  • cade oil — noun Etymology: cade (IV) : a dark thick oily liquid that has a tar odor and is obtained by destructive distillation of the wood of the cade and used locally in skin diseases called also juniper tar oil * * * cade oil, a thick, brown oil… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cade oil — SYN: juniper tar. * * * cade oil n JUNIPER TAR * * * juniper tar …   Medical dictionary

  • cade oil — noun Etymology: cade juniper, from Middle French, from Old Occitan, from Medieval Latin catanus Date: 1880 juniper tar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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