plural -s
: 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

Word History


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 14 Apr. 2024.

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