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  • n. A terpenoid found naturally in many essential oils, most abundant in the oils from seeds of caraway and dill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ketone, C10H14O, which occurs in the two optically active forms—the dextrogyrate form in the oils of dill and caraway, and the levogyrate form in the oils of spearmint and kuromoji. It is an oil which smells of caraway and boils at 228° C. Formerly called carvol.

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