lin·​al·​o·​ol lə-ˈna-lə-ˌwȯl How to pronounce linalool (audio)
: 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

Examples of linalool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By working together with other compounds such as terpenes like linalool or limonene, full-spectrum CBD oil may help promote a sense of tranquility without inducing drowsiness. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Sep. 2023 Some terpenes commonly found in their products include myrcene, limonene, and linalool. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 Look for strains that contain terpenes known for their potential anxiety-reducing effects, such as limonene, myrcene, or linalool. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 July 2023 Testing at more than 31% THC, the cultivar offers a nice touch of CBG and strong terpene flavors: myrcene, limonene, linalool and caryophyllene. Javier Hasse, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Researchers have also shown that anxiety can be effectively treated with strains that have more cannabidiol and linalool. James David Adams, Discover Magazine, 25 Mar. 2019 The linalool did all this without impairing motor function, unlike some medications which can slow you down. Jillian Mock, Popular Science, 25 Oct. 2018 Some common terpenes: myrcene (herbal, also found in lemongrass, hops, eucalyptus), limonene (also found in citrus peel), linalool (a terpene found in lavender and mint plants) and pinene (familiar from the scent of pine needles). Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, 28 May 2020 Of course people have some questions about the linalool. Rachel Sugar, Vox, 29 July 2019

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary, from Mexican Spanish lináloe, tree yielding perfume, from Medieval Latin lignum aloes, literally, wood of the aloe

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linalool was in 1891

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“Linalool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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