from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, sweet-smelling, mobile liquid, C4H3OCHO, made from corncobs and used in the synthesis of furan, as a solvent for nitrocellulose, and as a fungicide and weed killer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A heterocyclic aldehyde derivative of furan; it is obtained commercially from bran, and has several industrial uses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See furfurol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a liquid aldehyde with a penetrating odor; made from plant hulls and corncobs; used in making furan and as a solvent
furfur + -al3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin furfur ("bran") + English -al. (Wiktionary)