perillaldehyde

noun per·ill·aldehyde \¦perə̇l+\

Definition of perillaldehyde

  1. :  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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