\ ˈīˌrōn \
plural -s

Definition of irone

: any of several oily liquid isomeric ketones C14H22O or a mixture of some of them that have a strong odor of violet and orrisroot, that occur in orris oil, and that are used in perfumes

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History and Etymology for irone

International Scientific Vocabulary iris + -one; originally formed as German iron

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“Irone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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