[kahr-vuh-krawl, -krohl]


a colorless, thick, oily liquid, C10H14O, having a mintlike odor: used chiefly as a disinfectant, as a fungicide, and as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.

Origin of carvacrol

1850–55; < Medieval Latin caru(i) caraway + Latin acr- (stem of acer sharp; see acrid) + -ol1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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