Definition of eugenol
: a colorless aromatic liquid phenol C10H12O2 found especially in clove oil and used commercially in flavors and perfumes and in dentistry as an analgesic
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One of the easiest scents to identify, eugenol has long been held to be an aphrodisiac.
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Origin and Etymology of eugenol
International Scientific Vocabulary eugen-, from New Latin Eugenia, genus of tropical trees
First Known Use: 1886See Words from the same year
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