oil of wintergreen
Date: 1857 the methyl ester of salicylic acid that is used as a flavoring and as a counterirritant

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  • oil of wintergreen — n a preparation of methyl salicylate obtained by distilling the leaves of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) called also gaultheria oil, wintergreen oil compare BIRCH OIL …   Medical dictionary

  • oil of wintergreen — Essential Es*sen tial ([e^]s*s[e^]n sjal), a. [Cf. F. essentiel. See {Essence}.] 1. Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is. [1913 Webster] Majestic as the voice sometimes became, there was forever …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil of wintergreen — noun oil or flavoring obtained from the creeping wintergreen or teaberry plant • Syn: ↑wintergreen oil • Hypernyms: ↑flavorer, ↑flavourer, ↑flavoring, ↑flavouring, ↑seasoner, ↑seasoning …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil of wintergreen — noun The aromatic oil obtained from the berries of the wintergreen plant; mostly methyl salicylate; used medicinally and in perfumes …   Wiktionary

  • oil of wintergreen. — See methyl salicylate. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • oil of wintergreen — methyl salicylate …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • oil of wintergreen. — See methyl salicylate. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oil of birch — Birch Birch (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil of bitter almonds — Essential Es*sen tial ([e^]s*s[e^]n sjal), a. [Cf. F. essentiel. See {Essence}.] 1. Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is. [1913 Webster] Majestic as the voice sometimes became, there was forever …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wintergreen — is a group of plants. Wintergreen once commonly referred to plants that continue photosynthesis (remain green) throughout the winter. The term evergreen is now more commonly used for this characteristic.Some species of the shrub genus Gaultheria… …   Wikipedia

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