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nerol

[ neer-awl, -ol, ner- ]
/ ˈnɪər ɔl, -ɒl, ˈnɛr- /
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noun Chemistry.

a colorless, liquid, unsaturated alcohol, C10H18O, an isomeric form of geraniol occurring in neroli oil, used in perfumery.

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Origin of nerol

First recorded in 1900–05; ner(oli oil) + -ol1
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