linalool[lin al′ō ôl′, -al′ə ōl′; lin′ə lo̵̅o̅l′]
a terpene alcohol, CHOH, in several essential oils, used in perfumery
Origin of linalool; from Mexican Spanish linaloa, an aromatic Mexican wood (; from Spanish lináloe ; from Medieval Latin lignum aloës: see lignaloes) + -ol
A colorless, fragrant liquid, C10H18O, distilled from the oils of rosewood, bergamot, and other plants and trees and used in perfume manufacture.
Origin of linaloolSpanish lináloe, aloe (from Late Latin lignum aloēs, wood of the aloe : Latin lignum, wood; see ligni– + Latin aloēs, genitive of aloē, aloe; see aloe) + –ol1.
(usually uncountable, plural linalools)
- (chemistry) A monoterpene alcohol found in many essential oils.