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linalool

[li-nal-oh-awl, -ol, lin-uh-lool]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, unsaturated terpene liquid alcohol, C10H18O, having a fragrance similar to that of bergamot oil, obtained from several essential oils: used in perfumery.
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Also lin·a·lol [lin-uh-lawl, -lol] /ˈlɪn əˌlɔl, -ˌlɒl/.

Origin of linalool

1890–95; < Mexican Spanish lináloe a fragrant Mexican wood (see lignaloes) + -ol1
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  • Another compound of this group, linalool, is found in lavender, bergamot and many flowers.

    Creative Chemistry

    Edwin E. Slosson


British Dictionary definitions for linalool

linalool

linalol (ˈlɪnəˌlɒl)

noun
  1. an optically active colourless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils and used in perfumery. Formula: C 10 H 18 O
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Word Origin

from lignaloes + -ol 1
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