carvacrol

[ kahr-vuh-krawl, -krohl ]
/ ˈkɑr vəˌkrɔl, -ˌkroʊl /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. caruncular,
  2. carunculate,
  3. carus curve,
  4. caruso,
  5. caruso, enrico,
  6. carve,
  7. carve out,
  8. carve up,
  9. carvel,
  10. carvel-built

Origin of carvacrol

1850–55; < Medieval Latin caru(i) caraway + Latin acr- (stem of acer sharp; see acrid) + -ol1

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