A clear, colorless oil, C3H5C6H3O2CH2, found in sassafras oil, camphor wood, etc., and used in perfumes, medicines, flavors, etc.: toxic when ingested and regarded as a possible carcinogen, its use in foods and beverages is forbidden in the U.S.
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Other Word Forms of Safrole
Origin of Safrole
French safran saffron saffron –ole
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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