estragole

noun

es·​tra·​gole
ˈestrəˌgōl
variants or less commonly esdragol
ˈezdrəˌgȯl,
-gōl
plural -s
: a liquid ether C3H5C6H4OCH3 that has an odor like aniseed, occurs in tarragon oil, turpentine, and other essential oils, and is used in perfumes and flavoring materials; para-allyl-anisole

called also methyl chavicol

Word History

Etymology

estragole International Scientific Vocabulary estragon + -ole; esdragol from German, from esdragon, estragon (from French estragon) + -ol -ole

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“Estragole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estragole. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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