oenanthic ester

variants: or less commonly oenanthic ether

Definition of oenanthic ester

1 : an oily liquid that is obtained in the distillation of wine and that is held to be responsible for the flavor characteristic of wines in general and to consist of a mixture of esters
2 : the ethyl ester of enanthic acid

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“Oenanthic ester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oenanthic%20ester. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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