anisyl alcohol


an·​i·​syl alcohol
: a colorless liquid alcohol CH3OC6H4CH2OH having an odor like hawthorn and used in perfumery; para-methoxy-benzyl alcohol

called also anise alcohol

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary anis- entry 2 + -yl

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisyl alcohol was circa 1864

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“Anisyl alcohol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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