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- n. An oily substance, C10H16, extracted from caraway.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oily substance, C10H16, extracted from oil caraway.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An almost tasteless and odorless liquid (C10H16) found in oil of caraway.
The pungent essential oil which it yields consists of a hydrocarbon, "carvene," together with an oxygenated oil; It is a
C10H16 group, which in current practice at that time came under a multitude of names ranging from terpene to camphene, citrene, carvene, cinene, cajuputene, eucalyptine, hesperidine, etc.
Chemically the volatile oil obtained from Caraway seeds consists of "carvol," and a hydro-carbon, "carvene," which is a sort of "camphor."