Definitions

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

  • n. The univalent, unsaturated organic radical C3H5.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An organic radical, CH2=CH-CH2-, existing especially in oils of garlic and mustard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An organic radical, C3H5, existing especially in oils of garlic and mustard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An organic radical, C3H5, which does not exist in the free state.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the univalent unsaturated organic radical C3H5; derived from propylene

Etymologies

Latin allium, garlic + -yl (so called because it was first obtained from garlic).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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