from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A liquid mixture of amyl acetate and usually nitrocellulose, having a bananalike odor and used as a solvent or flavoring agent.
- n. See amyl acetate.
- n. Slang Insincere flattery; nonsensical exaggeration.
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- n. a liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas
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National Guardsmen trucked sawdust from mountain sawmills to the plains, where it was mixed with bran, molasses, sodium arsenite, and banana oil to make a death brew for the hoppers.