Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless, limpid, aromatic liquid (C7H14O) produced in the distillation of castor-oil. It rapidly oxidizes in the air, and becomes œnanthylic acid. By the action of nitric acid it yields an isomeric compound called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) An oily substance (C6H15.CHO) obtained by the distillation of castor oil, recognized as the aldehyde of œnanthylic acid, and hence called also
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