Banana-oil definition

(slang, former) Insincere talk.
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A liquid mixture of amyl acetate and usually nitrocellulose, having a bananalike odor and used as a solvent or flavoring agent.
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(slang) Insincere flattery; nonsensical exaggeration.
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Amyl acetate, CH3CO2C5H11, a colorless liquid with a bananalike odor, used in flavorings, in making lacquers, etc.
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(dated) Nonsense.
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