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A volatile oil distilled from the leaves of Myrcia acris De Candolle (nat. ord. Myrtaceae).
A yellow or brownish-yellow liquid, having an aromatic, somewhat clove-like odor, and a pungent, spicy taste. Sp. gr., 0.975 to 0.990.
Uses of Myrcia.
Oil of myrcia is used solely as a perfume. Bay rum is used as a refrigerant lotion.