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Meaning of oleoresin

o•le•o•res•in

Pronunciation: (ō"lē-ō-rez'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a mixture of an essential oil and a resin, found in nature.
  2. an oil holding resin in solution, extracted from a substance, as ginger, by means of alcohol, ether, or acetone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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