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linalool

noun lin·al·o·ol \lə-ˈna-lə-ˌwl, lī-, -ˌwōl\

Definition of LINALOOL

:  a fragrant liquid alcohol C10H18O that occurs both free and in the form of esters in many essential oils and is used in perfumes, soaps, and flavoring materials

Origin of LINALOOL

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Mexican Spanish lináloe, tree yielding perfume, from Medieval Latin lignum aloes, literally, wood of the aloe
First Known Use: 1891

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