baeck·​e·​ol | \ ˈbākēˌȯl, -ōl \
plural -s

Definition of baeckeol

: a pale yellow crystalline phenolic ketone C13H18O4 found in oils from various plants of various species of the myrtle family (especially Baeckea crenulata)

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First Known Use of baeckeol

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baeckeol

New Latin Baeckea (genus name of Baeckea crenulata, a species of myrtle that produces it) + English -ol

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“Baeckeol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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