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citronella

Pronunciation: sit'ro-nel'a

Definition: Cymbopogon (Andropogon) nardus (family Gramineae); a fragrant grass (Sri Lanka), from which a volatile oil (c. oil) used as a perfume and insect repellent is distilled.

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