irone

[ahy-rohn, ahy-rohn]

noun Chemistry.

a colorless liquid of isomeric, unsaturated ketones, C14H22O, obtained from orris root: used in perfumery for its odor of violets.

Origin of irone

First recorded in 1890–95; ir(is) + -one
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