Definition of Citronella

1. Noun. A tropical Asian grass, ''Cymbopogon nardus'', that has lemon-scented leaves ¹



2. Noun. An essential oil obtained from this plant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Citronella

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Medical Definition of Citronella

1. Cymbopogon (Andropogon) nardus (family Gramineae); a fragrant grass of Ceylon, from which is distilled a volatile oil (c. Oil) used as a perfume and insect repellent. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Citronella

citrin
citrination
citrinations
citrine
citrines
citrinin
citrinins
citrins
citrobacter
citrobacter freundii
citrogenase
citrometer
citrometers
citron
citron tree
citronella (current term)
citronella oil
citronellal
citronellals
citronellas
citronellic
citronellic acid
citronellol
citronellols
citronellyl
citrons
citronwood
citrophilous mealybug
citrophilus mealybug
citrostadienol

Literary usage of Citronella

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1. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"Oil of citronella is prepared by direct distillation with steam without the addition of ... citronella oil is of a pale yellow to a yellowish-brown color. ..."

2. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge (1914)
"citronella Oil.—From the herb of Cymbopogon Nardus, Stapf. There are two sorts of this oil, the Ceylon and the Java, the latter being the more valuable. ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"Andropogon Nardus, L., the lemon grass, indigenous to Ceylon and Hindostan. All parts of this plant are rich in volatile oil, the so-called citronella oil. ..."

4. The Sesquiterpenes by Oswald Schreiner (1904)
"Sesquiterpenes of citronella Oil. A very exhaustive investigation of citronella oil was made by the chemists of Schimmel <fe Co.l in 1899 by fractionating ..."

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