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extract

noun [C or U] (PLANT)    /ˈek.strækt/
a substance taken from a plant , flower , etc. and used especially in food or medicine : malt / yeast extract The cream contained extracts of/from several plants .Additives in food and drinks
(Definition of extract noun (PLANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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