Definition of palmarosa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpalməˈrəʊsə/


[mass noun]
1A fragrant tropical Indian grass related to citronella and lemongrass.
  • Cymbopogon martinii, family Gramineae.
Example sentences
  • Many herbs, including palmarosa, are used in natural remedies harnessing the power of herbal material.
  • The total oil yield of palmarosa increased by 22.6%.
1.1 (also palmarosa oil) The essential oil obtained from palmarosa, used in perfumery and aromatherapy.
Example sentences
  • The essential oils of palmarosa, jasmine, sandalwood, and orange blossom hydrate the face to help hold in natural moisture.
  • Bring moisture to dry skin-using essential oils of palmarosa, rosewood or sandalwood.
  • Add five drops of an essential oil that benefits the complexion, such as lavender, geranium, or palmarosa.


Late 19th century: from Italian, literally 'rose palm'.

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