plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Carvone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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