anisyl alcohol

[ an-i-sil ]

  1. a colorless liquid, the para form of C8H10O2, having a hawthornlike odor, used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.

Origin of anisyl alcohol

First recorded in 1860–65
  • Also a·nis·ic alcohol [uh-nis-ik] /əˈnɪs ɪk/ .

Words Nearby anisyl alcohol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023