from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless aromatic liquid, C10H12O2, made from clove oil and used as a dental analgesic and in perfumery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The aromatic compound with chemical formula C10H12O2, an allyl chain-substituted guaiacol of the phenylpropanoids, found in essential oils such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colorless, aromatic, liquid hydrocarbon, C10H12O2 resembling the phenols, and hence also called eugenic acid. It is found in the oils of pimento and cloves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless oily compound, contained in oil of cloves, oil of bay, oil of cinnamon-leaves, oil of allspice, oil of cassia, oil of pimento, and in certain other essential oils. It boils at 247.5° C. and has a spicy odor. Also called 1-propenylphendiol-3-methyl ether.
New Latin Eugenia, genus of the clove plant (after Eugene, Prince of Savoy (1663-1736), Austrian general) + -ol(e).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Eugenia, the clove genus, and -ol. (Wiktionary)