from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless to yellowish liquid, C13H20O, having a strong odor of violets and used in perfumes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a series of closely related aromatic chemical substances that are part of a group of compounds known as rose ketones, including damascones and damascenones, found in a variety of essential oils.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a hydro-aromatic ketone, made artificially from the citral of lemon-grass and other oils, possessing in a marked degree the odor of violet flowers, and hence used with advantage in modern perfumery.
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