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citronella /ˌsɪtrəˈnɛlə/ n
  1. Also called: citronella grass a tropical Asian grass, Cymbopogon (or Andropogon) nardus, with bluish-green lemon-scented leaves
  2. Also called: citronella oil the yellow aromatic oil obtained from this grass, used in insect repellents, soaps, perfumes, etc
Etymology: 19th Century: New Latin, from French citronnelle lemon balm, from citron lemon



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