citronella oil

cit·ron·el·la oil
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-truh-nel-uh oil]
    • /ˌsɪ trəˈnɛl ə ɔɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-truh-nel-uh oil]
    • /ˌsɪ trəˈnɛl ə ɔɪl/

Definitions of citronella oil words

  • noun citronella oil the yellow aromatic oil obtained from citronella grass, used in insect repellents, soaps, perfumes, etc 3
  • noun citronella oil a light-yellowish pungent oil, distilled from citronella, used in the manufacture of liniment, perfume, and soap, and as an insect repellent. 1
  • noun citronella oil essence of lemongrass 1
  • noun citronella oil oil used as natural insect repellent 1
  • noun citronella oil An essential oil used in perfumery. 0

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Origin of citronella oil

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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citronella oil popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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