[ 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.

Origin of geraniol

< German Geraniol (1871); see geranium, -ol1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (dʒɪˈreɪnɪˌɒl, dʒɪˈrɑː-) /


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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