an·​is·​ole | \ ˈanəˌsōl \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of anisole

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisole

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

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“Anisole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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