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oil of bay

 

Definition: volatile oil derived by steam distillation of the dried leaves of Pimenta (Myrcia) acris (family Myrtaceae); oil of myrcia; used as an aromatic in the manufacture of bay rum after shave lotion and as a pharmaceutical aid.

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