nonyl alcohol

[non-il, -eel, noh-nil, -neel]
noun Chemistry.
any of several colorless or light-yellow, liquid, water-soluble isomers of the formula C 9 H 2 0 O, especially having a roselike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and flavoring.

1865–70; non(ane) (see nonanoic (acid)) + -yl Unabridged
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