wormwood oil

noun
a dark bitter oil obtained from wormwood leaves; flavors absinthe liqueurs
Syn: ↑absinthe oil
Hypernyms: ↑essential oil, ↑volatile oil

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noun
: a dark green to brown bitter narcotic essential oil obtained from the leaves and tops of a wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and used as a flavoring agent in liqueurs and especially formerly in medicine as a tonic and anthelmintic — called also absinthe oil

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