ethyl butyrate

  1. a colorless, volatile, nontoxic liquid having the odor of pineapple, C6H12O2, used chiefly in flavoring extracts, and in the manufacture of perfumes and sprays.

  • Also called eth·yl bu·tan·o·ate [byoo-tan-oh-eyt, byoo-tan]. /ˈbyu tæn oʊˌeɪt, byuˈtæn/.

Words Nearby ethyl butyrate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ethyl butyrate in a sentence

  • Pineapple is ethyl butyrate—but the acid part of it (butyric acid) is what gives Limburger cheese its aroma.

    Creative Chemistry | Edwin E. Slosson