EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry a white, crystalline, water-soluble, alcohol-soluble solid, C 8H 8O 3, obtained by extraction from the vanilla bean or prepared synthetically: used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in perfumery.
va·nil·line [v uh- nil-in, -een, van-l-in, -een] /vəˈnɪl ɪn, -in, ˈvæn l ɪn, -ˌin/
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Examples from the Web for vanillin Historical Examples of vanillin British Dictionary definitions for vanillin noun a white crystalline aldehyde found in vanilla and many natural balsams and resins; 3-methoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde. It is a by-product of paper manufacture and is used as a flavouring and in perfumes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: (CH 3 O)(OH)C 6 H 3 CHO
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Word Origin and History for vanillin n.
substance prepared from fruit of the vanilla plant, 1868, from
vanilla + -in (2).
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vanillin [və-nĭl ′ĭn, văn ′ə-lĭn] n. A white or yellowish crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and certain balsams and resins and used in flavorings and pharmaceuticals.
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