linalool

[li-nal-oh-awl, -ol, lin-uh-lool]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, unsaturated terpene liquid alcohol, C 10 H 18 O, having a fragrance similar to that of bergamot oil, obtained from several essential oils: used in perfumery.
Also, linalol [lin-uh-lawl, -lol] .


Origin:
1890–95; < Mexican Spanish lináloe a fragrant Mexican wood (see lignaloes) + -ol1

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linalool or linalol (lɪˈnæləʊˌɒl, ˈlɪnəˌluːl, ˈlɪnəˌlɒl)
 
n
an optically active colourless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils and used in perfumery. Formula: C10H18O
 
[from lignaloes + -ol1]
 
linalol or linalol
 
n
 
[from lignaloes + -ol1]

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Linalool and acetic acid formed under all conditions.
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