linalyl acetate

[lin-uh-lil, -leel]

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C12H20O2, having a pleasant odor: used chiefly in perfumes, cosmetics, toilet water, and soap.

Nearby words

  1. linac,
  2. linacre,
  3. linacre, thomas,
  4. linage,
  5. linalool,
  6. linares,
  7. linaria,
  8. linarite,
  9. linch,
  10. linchpin

Origin of linalyl acetate

First recorded in 1895–1900; linal(ool) + -yl

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