perillaldehyde

noun

per·​ill·​aldehyde
¦perə̇l+
: 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

Word History

Etymology

perilla (oil) + aldehyde

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“Perillaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perillaldehyde. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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