Definitions

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.

Etymologies

benz- +‎ aldehyde (Wiktionary)

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