Definition of Calamus oil
1. Noun. Carcinogenic oil from calamus root used as a perfume.
Generic synonyms: Oil
Lexicographical Neighbors of Calamus Oil
Literary usage of Calamus oil
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Japanese calamus oil contains a small amount of methyl-eugenol. ... Japanese calamus oil has a sp. gr. 0.985 to i.ooo, optical rotation +7° to + 25°, ..."
2. The Volatile Oils by Eduard Gildemeister, Friedrich Hoffmann (1900)
"calamus oil also contains saponifiable substances and a small amount of an alcoholic ... calamus oil is somewhat viscid in consistency, of a yellow to ..."
3. Odorographia: A Natural History of Raw Materials and Drugs Used in the by John Charles Sawer (1894)
"Japanese calamus oil also differs from the European in solubility, one part dissolving in 500 parts of 50 per cent, spirit, the German oil requiring 1000 ..."