A thick, syrupy poisonous liquid, C5 H8 O2 , derived from croton oil, having a spicy odor and used in making perfumes and flavoring agents.
A fragrant, poisonous, monobasic acid, CH3CH:C(CH3)COOH, usually derived from croton oil and used in perfumes, flavors, etc.
Origin of tiglic-acid
- New Latin (Croton) tiglium croton species name perhaps from Greek tīlos diarrhea (from the use of croton oil as a purgative)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition