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anisole

[an-uh-sohl] /ˈæn əˌsoʊl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1860-1865
1860-65; anise + -ole2
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  • The second was the neutral ethereal perfume of anisole.
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anisole

/ˈænɪˌsəʊl/
noun
1.
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 Also called methoxybenzene
Word Origin
C19: from anise + -ole1
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