shogaol

noun
sho·​ga·​ol | \ ˈshōgəˌȯl, -ˌōl \
plural -s

Definition of shogaol

: a liquid unsaturated phenolic ketone C17H24O3 that constitutes one of the pungent principles of ginger and is synthesized by condensation of zingerone and hexanal

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History and Etymology for shogaol

International Scientific Vocabulary shoga- (from Japanese shōga ginger) + -ol

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“Shogaol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shogaol. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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