One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A fragrant tropical Indian grass related to citronella and lemongrass. It is cultivated for the essential oil it yields, which is used in perfumery and aromatherapy.
- ‘The total oil yield of palmarosa increased by 22.6%.’
- ‘Many herbs, including palmarosa, are used in natural remedies harnessing the power of herbal material.’
- 1.1 The essential oil obtained from palmarosa.
- ‘Palmarosa may help to boost cellular regeneration in the skin, which may help smooth wrinkles and may even tone up crepey skin on the neck.’
- ‘Add five drops of an essential oil that benefits the complexion, such as lavender, geranium, or palmarosa.’
- ‘Bring moisture to dry skin-using essential oils of palmarosa, rosewood or sandalwood.’
- ‘The essential oils of palmarosa, jasmine, sandalwood, and orange blossom hydrate the face to help hold in natural moisture.’
- ‘Use Palmarosa pure essential oil to treat dry skin, acne and wrinkles.’
Late 19th century: from Italian, literally ‘rose palm’.
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