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heliotropin

[ hee-lee-uh-troh-pin, hee-lee-o-truh-pin ]
/ ˌhi li əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌhi liˈɒ trə pɪn /
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noun
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Origin of heliotropin

First recorded in 1880–85; heliotrope + -in2
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How to use heliotropin in a sentence

  • Heliotropin, which possesses the characteristic odour of heliotrope, is prepared artificially from safrol.

  • It has a strong characteristic odour, and occurs, associated with traces of benzoic acid and heliotropin, in the vanilla bean.

British Dictionary definitions for heliotropin

heliotropin
/ (ˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəpɪn) /

noun
another term for piperonal
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