|gasohol (gās'ə-hôl') Pronunciation Key
A fuel consisting of a blend of ethanol and unleaded gasoline, especially a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline. The ethanol is obtained by the fermentation and subsequent distillation of sugar cane, maize, or potatoes. Gasohol has a high octane rating and produces lower levels of pollutants than ordinary gasoline.
A mixture of gasoline with alcohol derived from plants. Gasohol was a popular fuel for cars and trucks during gasoline shortages.