a clear, volatile, pleasant-smelling liquid, CHCHO, found in the oil of the bitter almond and used in making dyes, perfumes, chemicals, etc.
Origin of benzaldehydebenz(o)- + aldehyde
A colorless oily aromatic aldehyde, C7H6O, obtained naturally, as from the bitter almond, or made synthetically and used in perfumes and as a solvent and a flavoring.
(countable and uncountable, plural benzaldehydes)
- (organic chemistry, uncountable) A chemical compound (C6H5CHO) consisting of a benzene ring with an aldehyde substituent.
- (countable) Any of various derivatives of benzaldehyde.
- benzaldehydes with polar substituents
benz- + aldehyde