Definitions of citronella

  1. 1. Collinsonia. 2. Andropogon nardus, a fragrant grass of Ceylon, from which is distilled a volatile oil used as a perfume and as a protection against insects.

Usage examples for citronella

  1. Remnants of tubes formerly containing sunburn ointment, half- filled bottles of citronella and white shoe- dressing. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  2. There is an essential oil produced from this pungent grass which is known in commerce as citronella a delightful and universally favorite extract. – The Pearl of India by Maturin M. Ballou
  3. Oil of citronella is only of temporary use; paraffin and creosote are of little good. – In Mesopotamia by Martin Swayne
  4. Citronella oil mixed with water can also be used for spraying on the bags. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  5. Lemon- grass oil, which is known in commerce as citronella oil, is a delightful extract from the rank lemon grass, which covers most of' the hillsides in the more open districts of Ceylon. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  6. As I was bidding the Mahatma good night, he considerately handed me a bottle of citronella oil. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  7. Oil of citronella will drive them away for a time but a " smudge" may be necessary. – How Girls Can Help Their Country by Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell
  8. The process is very similar to that employed in the manufacture of citronella oil. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker

Rhymes for citronella

  • fella, stella, vela, cella, ela, sela, bella, della, ella, rella, dela, pella, cela, nela, nella, lelah, leola, mella, bela, vella, tele, fela, sella;
  • candela, capella, gazella, mandela, novella, patella, prunella, rubella, umbrella, viyella, cappella, flagella, labella, parella, rosella, rotella, sabella, adela, fenella, fredella, luella, marcella, michaela, orela, pernella, abdella, abella, odella, agnella, arbella, ardella, estella, estrella, brunella, carmela, corella, cornela, gisella, danella, daniela, daniella, donella, finella, janella, loella, louella, madella, marvella, marcela, marsella, marella, martella, michaella, mirella, morella, pamella, parnella, rochella, romella, rozella, samella, sadella, marbella, favela;
  • cinderella, salmonella, isabella, arabella, samuela, ariella, annabella, fiorella, gabriela, gabriella, mirabella, petronella;