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citronellol

[si-truh-nel-awl, -ol] /ˌsɪ trəˈnɛl ɔl, -ɒl/
noun
1.
a clear, colorless liquid mixture of isomeric alcohols having the formula C 10 H 20 O, usually obtained from an essential oil, as citronella oil, and having a roselike odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; citronell(a) + -ol1
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  • The second compound was beta-citronellol, which is found in citronella and repels mosquitoes.

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