a liquid aldehyde, CHCHO, with a pleasant odor, found in oil of lemon, oil of lime, etc. and used as a flavoring agent and in perfumes
Origin of citralcitr(i)- + al(dehyde)
A mobile pale-yellow liquid, C10H16O, derived from lemongrass oil and used in perfume and as a flavoring. Naturally derived citral consists of two geometric isomers, geranial and neral.
Origin of citralcitr(us) + –al3.