rhodinol

noun
rho·​di·​nol | \ ˈrōdᵊnˌȯl, -ˌōl \
plural -s

Definition of rhodinol

1 : a liquid obtained usually from geranium oil or rose oil, consisting essentially of citronellol and geraniol, and used in perfumes especially of the rose type
2 : levorotatory citronellol

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History and Etymology for rhodinol

International Scientific Vocabulary rhodin- (from Latin rhodinus made from roses, from Greek rhodinos, from rhodon rose) + -ol

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“Rhodinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhodinol. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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