a thick, oily substance, (CH)CHCH(CH)(OH), extracted from various essential oils and used as a fungicide, disinfectant, etc.
Origin of carvacrolfrom French carvi, caraway ( from Middle French from ML: see caraway) + Classical Latin acer, sharp (see acrid) + -ol
An aromatic phenolic compound, C10H14O, found in plants such as oregano and savory and used in flavorings and fungicides.
Origin of carvacrolNew Latin carvi specific epithet of caraway ( from Medieval Latin; see caraway . )Latin ācer acr- sharp ; see ak- in Indo-European roots. -ol 1