benzyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, faintly aromatic, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H8O, used chiefly as a solvent in the manufacture of perfumes and flavorings, and as an intermediate in the synthesis of benzyl esters and ethers.
Also called phenylcarbinol.
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