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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Origin and Etymology of carvone
probably from German karvon, from Medieval Latin carvi caraway + German -on -one — more at caraway
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