Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless liquid, C9H17COH, derived from orange blossoms and used in perfumery.

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  • n. A monoterpene alcohol (Z)-3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol found in many essential oils

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless liquid terpene alcohol, C10H18O, contained in French oil of orange-flowers and in other essential oils. It boils at 225–227° C.

Etymologies

ner(oli oil) + -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Lemon verbena has a lemony characteristics (citral makes about 30-35% of the composition of its essential oil) but also floral and rosy due to the presence of nerol (neroli-like) and geraniol (rosy).

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Description: nerolism ~ FLAC curses from the pond nerol drehpehs

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