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oil of fennel

 

Definition: volatile oil from the dried fruit of Foeniculum vulgare (family Umbelliferae). An aromatic oil with the odor and taste of fennel, similar to anise; used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals. Has been used as a carminative.

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