irone

[ ahy-rohn, ahy-rohn ]
/ aɪˈroʊn, ˈaɪ roʊn /

noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. iron-storage disease,
  2. ironbark,
  3. ironbound,
  4. ironclad,
  5. irondequoit,
  6. ironer,
  7. ironfisted,
  8. ironhanded,
  9. ironic,
  10. ironical

Origin of irone

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

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