anisyl alcohol

or a·nis·ic alcohol

[an-i-sil or uh-nis-ik]

noun Chemistry.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019