Definition of anisole
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of anisole
French anisol, from anis- 2aniso- + -ol -ole
First Known Use: 1842
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