heliotropin

[hee-lee-uh-troh-pin, hee-lee-o-truh-pin]

Origin of heliotropin

First recorded in 1880–85; heliotrope + -in2
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Examples from the Web for heliotropin

Historical Examples of heliotropin

  • 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

noun
  1. another term for piperonal
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