from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless liquid, C10H20O, with a roselike odor, derived from any of several essential oils or made synthetically and used extensively in perfumery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A natural acyclic monoterpenoid, occurring in citronella oils and used in perfumes and insect repellents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alcohol, CH2 = C(CH3) (CH2)3CH(CH3)CH2CH2OH, found in its levogyrate form in rose-oil, pelargonium-oil, and geranium-oil. It is also formed by the reduction of citronellal. It boils at 117–118° C. under 17 millimeters.
citronell(a) + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)