from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A normally colorless aromatic oil, C6H5CHO, obtained naturally, as from the bitter almond, or made synthetically and used in perfumes and as a solvent and a flavoring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A chemical compound (C6H5CHO) consisting of a benzene ring with an aldehyde substituent.
- n. Any of various derivatives of benzaldehyde.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The oil of bitter almonds, C6 H5COH, a colorless liquid having a pleasant odor and soluble in water.
benz- + aldehyde (Wiktionary)