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[li-nal-oh-awl, -ol, lin-uh-lool] /lɪˈnæl oʊˌɔl, -ˌɒl, ˌlɪn əˈlul/
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] /ˈlɪn əˌlɔl, -ˌlɒl/ (Show IPA)
Origin of linalool
1890-95; < Mexican Spanish lináloe a fragrant Mexican wood (see lignaloes) + -ol1 Unabridged
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  • Another compound of this group, linalool, is found in lavender, bergamot and many flowers.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
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/lɪˈnæləʊˌɒl; ˈlɪnəˌluːl/
an optically active colourless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils and used in perfumery. Formula: C10H18O
Word Origin
from lignaloes + -ol1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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