nerol

noun

ne·​rol ˈner-ˌȯl How to pronounce nerol (audio) ˈnir- How to pronounce nerol (audio)
: a liquid alcohol C10H18O that has a rose scent and is used in perfumery

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary ner- (from neroli oil) + -ol entry 1

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nerol was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Nerol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nerol. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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