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linalool

[li-nal-oh-awl, -ol, lin-uh-lool] /lɪˈnæl oʊˌɔl, -ˌɒl, ˌlɪn əˈlul/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, unsaturated terpene liquid alcohol, C 10 H 18 O, having a fragrance similar to that of bergamot oil, obtained from several essential oils: used in perfumery.
Also, linalol
[lin-uh-lawl, -lol] /ˈlɪn əˌlɔl, -ˌlɒl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of linalool
1890-1895
1890-95; < Mexican Spanish lináloe a fragrant Mexican wood (see lignaloes) + -ol1
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  • Linalyl acetate, or artificial bergamot oil, is the ester formed when linalol is treated with acetic anhydride.

  • This oil consists mainly of linalol, together with small quantities of methyl heptenone, geraniol, and d-terpineol.

British Dictionary definitions for linalol

linalool

/lɪˈnæləʊˌɒl; ˈlɪnəˌluːl/
noun
1.
an optically active colourless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils and used in perfumery. Formula: C10H18O
Word Origin
from lignaloes + -ol1
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