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English noun: menthol

1. menthol (substance) a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavoring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion

Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound

Substance meronymmenthol, mentholated salve, peppermint oil

2. menthol (artifact) a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint

Broader (hypernym)application, lotion

Substance holonymmenthol

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