anisole

noun an·is·ole \ˈanəˌsōl\

Definition of anisole

plural

-s

  1. :  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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