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- n. The naturally-occurring allylphenol
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A related sweet aromatic is estragole methyl chavicol, which is most prominent in sweet basil and tarragon.
I've used a methyl-chavicol type basil, which is heavier and spicier, with that licorice aftertaste to it.
The chief constituents of the oil are anethol, methyl chavicol, d-pinene, l-phellandrene, and in older oils, the oxidation products of anethol, _viz. _ anisic aldehyde and anisic acid.
It also contains methyl chavicol, anisic aldehyde, anisic acid, and a terpene.