zingerone

noun
zin·​ger·​one | \ ˈzinjəˌrōn \
plural -s

Definition of zingerone

: a pungent crystalline phenolic ketone C11H14O3 present in traces in ginger oil but made synthetically from vanillin and acetone; 4-(3-oxo-butyl)-guaiacol — see shogaol

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History and Etymology for zingerone

International Scientific Vocabulary zinger- (irregular from New Latin Zingiber) + -one

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“Zingerone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zingerone. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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