Definition of limonene
: a widely distributed terpene hydrocarbon C10H16 that occurs in essential oils (as of oranges or lemons) and has a lemon odor
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Ingredients in Jean Nate body powder include talc, kaolin, fragrance, limonene, linalool, hydroxycitronellol, geraniol, citronellol and coumarin.
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Origin and Etymology of limonene
International Scientific Vocabulary, from French limon lemon, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1845See Words from the same year
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