anisaldehyde

noun

an·​is·​al·​de·​hyde
ˌanəˈsaldəˌhīd
plural -s
: a liquid aldehyde CH3OC6H4CHO obtained by mild oxidation of anethole, having a characteristic hawthorn odor, and used in making perfumes

called also aubepine

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary anis- entry 2 + aldehyde

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisaldehyde was in 1856

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“Anisaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anisaldehyde. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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