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Noun: menthol  'men,thówl or 'men,thól
  1. A crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odour that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavouring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion
  2. A lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint

Derived forms: menthols

Type of: application, chemical compound, compound, lotion

Part of: mentholated salve, peppermint oil

Encyclopedia: Menthol