a terpene alcohol, CHOH, in several essential oils, used in perfumery
Origin of linaloolfrom 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 . ) -ol 1