Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chief constituent of cajeput-oil, obtained by cohobation. It is a liquid of an agreeable odor, permanent in the air and insoluble in alcohol. Also written
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A colorless or greenish oil extracted from cajuput.
- cajuput + -ene (Wiktionary)
“C10H16 group, which in current practice at that time came under a multitude of names ranging from terpene to camphene, citrene, carvene, cinene, cajuputene, eucalyptine, hesperidine, etc.”
“It consists mainly of cineol (see TERPENES), from which cajuputene having a hyacinthine odour can be obtained by distillation with phosphorus pentoxide.”
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