ionone

[ahy-uh-nohn]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a light-yellow to colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid that is either one or a mixture of two unsaturated ketones having the formula C13H20O, used chiefly in perfumery.

Origin of ionone

First recorded in 1890–95; formerly trademark
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ionone

noun
  1. a yellowish liquid mixture of two isomers with an odour of violets, extracted from certain plants and used in perfumery
  2. either of these two isomers. Formula: C 13 H 20 O
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