[ pel-ahr-gon-ik, -goh-nik, -er- ]

  1. of or derived from a pelargonium or pelargonic acid.

Origin of pelargonic

First recorded in 1855–60; pelargon(ium) + -ic

Words Nearby pelargonic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pelargonic in a sentence

  • The spirituous solution of pelargonic ether may also be profitably prepared from oleic acid, according to Gottlieb's method.

    The Art of Perfumery | G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • It is promptly oxidized by nitric acid, and is converted into pelargonic acid and other fatty acids.