- a colorless, oily, spicy, aromatic, very slightly water-soluble liquid, C10H12O2, extracted from certain essential oils, as oil of cloves: used chiefly in perfumery and in dentistry as an antiseptic.
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Eugenol, or eugenic acid, C10H12O2, is the chief constituent.
The principal constituent of the oil is eugenol, together with caryophyllene and acet-eugenol.
While within certain limits the value of this oil is determined by its eugenol content, oils containing more than 93 per cent.
Oeillet is a combination possessed of a sweet carnation-like odour and having as a basis, eugenol or isoeugenol.
In Germany commercial vanilla is now largely prepared from eugenol, a constituent of oil of cloves.
- a colourless or pale yellow oily liquid substance with a spicy taste and an odour of cloves, used in perfumery; 4-allyl-2-methoxyphenol. Formula: C 10 H 12 O 2
Word Origin for eugenol
- An aromatic liquid made from clove oil, used as a dental analgesic.