linalyl acetate

[lin-uh-lil, -leel]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C 12 H 20 O 2 , having a pleasant odor: used chiefly in perfumes, cosmetics, toilet water, and soap.

1895–1900; linal(ool) + -yl Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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