anisole

[an-uh-sohl]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C 7 H 8 O, having a pleasant, aromatic odor, used chiefly in perfumery and organic synthesis, and as a vermicide.
Also called methyl phenyl ether, methoxybenzene.


Origin:
1860–65; anise + -ole2

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anisole (ˈænɪˌsəʊl)
 
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Also called: methoxybenzene a colourless pleasant-smelling liquid used as a solvent and vermicide and in perfume and flavouring. Formula: C6H5OCH3; relative density: 0.996; melting pt: --37.5°C; boiling pt: 155°C
 
[C19: from anise + -ole1]

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The second was the neutral ethereal perfume of anisole.
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