anisyl alcohol

noun an·i·syl alcohol \ˈanəˌsil-\

Definition of anisyl alcohol

  1. :  a colorless liquid alcohol CH3OC6H4CH2OH having an odor like hawthorn and used in perfumery; para-methoxy-benzyl alcohol —called also anise alcohol

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Origin and Etymology of anisyl alcohol

International Scientific Vocabulary 2anis- + -yl


First Known Use: circa 1864


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