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Definition of oil gland in English:
1 Botany & Zoology A gland which secretes oil.
- Flowers are yellow, pink or white, protogynous, herkogamous and sometimes lack oil glands.
- And if you look closely you can identify the plant but the tiny oil glands visible in the larger leaves when you hold them up to the light.
- Rosemary and thyme leaves contain oil glands which further protect them from heat and intensify their aromas when crushed.
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