[ si-truh-nel-awl, -ol ]
/ ˌsɪ trəˈnɛl ɔl, -ɒl /


a clear, colorless liquid mixture of isomeric alcohols having the formula C10H20O, usually obtained from an essential oil, as citronella oil, and having a roselike odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.

Origin of citronellol

First recorded in 1870–75; citronell(a) + -ol1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019