[li-nal-oh-awl, -ol, lin-uh-lool]
- a colorless, unsaturated terpene liquid alcohol, C10H18O, having a fragrance similar to that of bergamot oil, obtained from several essential oils: used in perfumery.
Also lin·a·lol [lin-uh-lawl, -lol] /ˈlɪn əˌlɔl, -ˌlɒl/.
Origin of linalool
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Another compound of this group, linalool, is found in lavender, bergamot and many flowers.Creative Chemistry
Edwin E. Slosson
- an optically active colourless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils and used in perfumery. Formula: C 10 H 18 O
Word Origin for linalool
from lignaloes + -ol 1
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