from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless, feebly dextrorotatory alcohol, C10H18O, contained in oil of Canadian snakeroot, Asarum Canadense. It boils at 196°-199° C. and is probably identical with linalool.
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The principal constituents of the oil are a terpene, asarol alcohol, another alcohol, and methyl eugenol.