geraniol[jə rā′nē ôl′, -ōl′]
a terpene alcohol, CHO, found in many essential oils and having an odor resembling roses: used in perfumery
Origin of geraniol; from Modern Latin Geranium (see geranium) + -ol: so named because derived, derivative from geranium leaves
A fragrant, pale yellow liquid alcohol, C10H18O, derived chiefly from the oils of geranium and citronella and used in cosmetics and flavorings.
Origin of geraniolgerani(um) + –ol1.
(countable and uncountable, plural geraniols)