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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  menthol \men"thol\, n. [Mentha + -ol.] (Chem.)
     A white, crystalline, aromatic substance ({C10H20O})
     resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint
     ({Mentha}); -- called also {mint camphor} or {peppermint
     camphor}. It has the peculiar effect on skin and membranes of
     making them feel cool, and is used in liqueurs, confections,

     cigarettes, cough drops and perfumes, among other things.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

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