Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two butyl alcohols derived from butane and used as solvents and in organic synthesis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of four isomeric aliphatic alcohols, C4H9-OH

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a flammable alcohol (C4H9.OH) derived from butane and used as a solvent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flammable alcohol derived from butanes and used for solvents

Etymologies

butan(e) + -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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