Definition of perillaldehyde
: a liquid compound C3H5C6H8CHO found especially in the essential oil of an Asiatic mint (Perilla frutescens variant nankinensis) and yielding an anti-oxime that is about 2000 times sweeter than sucrose; 4-isopropenyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-benzaldehyde
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Origin and Etymology of perillaldehyde
perilla (oil) + aldehyde
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