geraniol

[ juh-rey-nee-awl, -ol ]
/ dʒəˈreɪ niˌɔl, -ˌɒl /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless or pale-yellow terpene alcohol, C10H18O, with a geraniumlike odor, found in rose oil, soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water: used in perfumes and flavors.

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Origin of geraniol

<German Geraniol (1871); see geranium, -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for geraniol

geraniol
/ (dʒɪˈreɪnɪˌɒl, dʒɪˈrɑː-) /

noun

a colourless or pale yellow terpine alcohol with an odour of roses, found in many essential oils: used in perfumery. Formula: C 10 H 18 O

Word Origin for geraniol

C19: from gerani (um + alcoh) ol
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