Definition of linalool
: a fragrant liquid alcohol C10H18O that occurs both free and in the form of esters in many essential oils and is used in perfumes, soaps, and flavoring materials
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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 linalool
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Mexican Spanish lináloe, tree yielding perfume, from Medieval Latin lignum aloes, literally, wood of the aloe
First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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