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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baeckeol was in 1939

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“Baeckeol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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