an·​is·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ˌanəˈsaldəˌhīd \
plural -s

Definition of anisaldehyde

: a liquid aldehyde CH3OC6H4CHO obtained by mild oxidation of anethole, having a characteristic hawthorn odor, and used in making perfumes

called also aubepine

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First Known Use of anisaldehyde

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary anis- entry 2 + aldehyde

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“Anisaldehyde.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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