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a fragrant grass, the source of a volatile oil (citronella oil) used in perfumes and insect repellents.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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A volatile oil obtained from Cymbopogon citratus, or lemongrass, that contains geraniol and citronellal. It is used in perfumes and as an insect repellent.
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