anisole

noun

an·​is·​ole
ˈanəˌsōl
plural -s
: a colorless liquid ether C6H5OCH3 of pleasant odor obtained by distilling anisic acid or by the action of dimethyl sulfate and alkali on phenol and used chiefly in perfumery; methyl phenyl ether

Word History

Etymology

French anisol, from anis- aniso- entry 2 + -ol -ole

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisole was in 1842

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“Anisole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anisole. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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