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[kahr-vuh-krawl, -krohl]
  1. 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.
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Origin of carvacrol

1850–55; < Medieval Latin caru(i) caraway + Latin acr- (stem of acer sharp; see acrid) + -ol1
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  • Carvacrol is an oily liquid, with a strong taste and unpleasant odor.

    Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million

    Sarah Josepha Hale