carvone

noun
car·​vone | \ ˈkärˌvōn \
plural -s

Definition of carvone

: an oily liquid terpenoid ketone C10H14O having a characteristic odor of caraway, found in many essential oils (as caraway, dill, or spearmint), and used as a flavoring agent and perfume

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History and Etymology for carvone

probably from German karvon, from Medieval Latin carvi caraway + German -on -one

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“Carvone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carvone. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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