Geraniol definition

jə-rānē-ôl, -ōl, -ŏl
A fragrant, pale yellow liquid alcohol, C10 H18 O, derived chiefly from the oils of geranium and citronella and used in cosmetics and flavorings.
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A terpene alcohol, C10H18O, found in many essential oils and having an odor resembling that of roses: used in perfumery.
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(organic chemistry) A monoterpenoid alcohol found in the essential oils of rose, palmarosa and citronella.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
geraniol
Plural:
geraniols

Origin of geraniol

  • gerani(um) –ol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition