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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An aromatic phenolic compound, C10H14O, found in plants such as oregano and savory and used in flavorings and fungicides.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A viscid oily substance, of a very disagreeable odor and strong taste, made from oil of caraway. In medicine it has been found serviceable in relieving toothache.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A thick oily liquid, C10H13.OH, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway (Carum carui).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry A monoterpenoid phenol with a characteristic pungent, warm odour of oregano and a pizzalike taste.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin carvi, specific epithet of caraway (from Medieval Latin; see caraway) + Latin ācer, acr-, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots + –ol.]

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