from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fragrant, pale yellow liquid alcohol, C9H17COH, derived chiefly from the oils of geranium and citronella and used in cosmetics and flavorings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A monoterpenoid alcohol found in the essential oils of rose, palmarosa and citronella
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A terpene alcohol (C10H18O) which constitutes the principal part of the oil of palmarosa and the oil of rose. Chemically it is 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol. It has a sweet rose odor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless liquid, (CH3)2.C:CH.CH2.CH2C (CH3):CH.CH2OH, with an odor of roses.
gerani(um) + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)