[juh-rey-nee-awl, -ol]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless or pale-yellow terpene alcohol, C 10 H 18 O, with a geraniumlike odor, found in rose oil, soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water: used in perfumes and flavors.

< German Geraniol (1871); see geranium, -ol1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To geraniol
World English Dictionary
geraniol (dʒɪˈreɪnɪˌɒl, dʒɪˈrɑː-)
a colourless or pale yellow terpine alcohol with an odour of roses, found in many essential oils: used in perfumery. Formula: C10H18O
[C19: from gerani(um + alcoh)ol]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
One registered product also contains two other chemically-related active ingredients, citronellol and geraniol.
Other natural products also have demonstrated repellency, including geraniol.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature