menthol

noun
men·​thol | \ ˈmen-ˌthȯl How to pronounce menthol (audio) , -ˌthōl\

Definition of menthol

1 : a crystalline alcohol C10H20O that occurs especially in mint oils and has the odor and cooling properties of peppermint
2 menthols plural : mentholated cigarettes

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The wine has a nice bit of juicy acidity to accompany flavors of raspberries, rhubarb, menthol and orange peel. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "Columbia Gorge wineries release Eagle Creek Fire pinot noirs to raise funds for restoring hiking trails," 11 July 2019 Other than menthol, vaping products’ flavors can include creme brulee, mint, cucumber and mango. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "Aspen is first city in Colorado to ban sale of flavored nicotine products amid efforts to curb teen vaping," 12 June 2019 Pods in traditional tobacco flavors, as well as mint and menthol, can stay on the shelves of convenience stores and gas stations. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "A spike in underage vaping prompts FDA to restrict flavored e-cigarette products," 15 Nov. 2018 His lab has since pioneered the study of TRPV1 and some of its cousins, which can detect cold as well as natural products such as menthol, garlic and wasabi. Quanta Magazine, "Scientists Reveal Structure of Pain Sensor," 20 Feb. 2014 But this week Aspen took a far more aggressive approach, becoming the first city in the state to ban the sale of all flavored nicotine products, including those containing menthol. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "Aspen is first city in Colorado to ban sale of flavored nicotine products amid efforts to curb teen vaping," 12 June 2019 In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration banned all flavors except menthol in combustible cigarettes. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Lawmakers are trying to regulate e-cigarette flavors," 1 Aug. 2018 In fact, many of them also come with ingredients like arnica, menthol, or camphor, which may all provide a more immediate sensation of soothing or pain relief. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Do Topical CBD Products Actually Do Anything for Pain?," 19 Apr. 2019 These patches also have camphor, menthol, and methyl salicylate in them (think: Icy Hot), which likely adds to the relief. The Editors, Marie Claire, "10 Health Issues CBD Could Solve," 17 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of menthol

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for menthol

German, ultimately from Latin mentha mint

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menthol

noun

English Language Learners Definition of menthol

: an oil made from mint that has a strong smell and that is used in candies, cigarettes, and especially medicines for sore throats

menthol

noun
men·​thol | \ ˈmen-ˌthȯl How to pronounce menthol (audio) \

Kids Definition of menthol

: a white crystalline soothing substance from oils of mint

menthol

noun
men·​thol | \ ˈmen-ˌthȯl How to pronounce menthol (audio) , -ˌthōl How to pronounce menthol (audio) \

Medical Definition of menthol

: a crystalline alcohol C10H20O that occurs especially in mint oils, has the odor and cooling properties of peppermint, and is used in flavoring and in medicine (as locally to relieve pain, itching, and nasal congestion)

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