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amyl acetate

noun, Chemistry
banana oil (def 1).
Also called amylacetic ether
[am-il-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, am-] /ˈæm ɪl əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˌæm-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of amyl acetate
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The pear flavor, amyl acetate, is made from acetic acid and amyl alcohol—though amyl alcohol (fusel oil) has a detestable smell.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for amyl acetate

amyl acetate

another name (no longer in technical usage) for pentyl acetate
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