amyl salicylate

noun

Definition of amyl salicylate 

: the salicylic ester C6H4(OH)COOC5H11 of commercial amyl alcohol that is a liquid of lasting pleasant odor used chiefly as an ingredient of perfumes and soaps

called also isoamyl salicylate

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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