Definitions

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

  • noun A colorless, fragrant liquid, C10H18O, distilled from the oils of rosewood, bergamot, and other plants and trees and used in perfume manufacture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of two chemical compounds, differing in their effect on polarized light.

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

  • noun chemistry A monoterpene alcohol found in many essential oils.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a colorless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils

Etymologies

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

[Spanish lináloe, aloe (from Late Latin lignum aloēs, wood of the aloe : Latin lignum, wood; see ligni– + Latin aloēs, genitive of aloē, aloe; see aloe) + –ol.]

Examples

  • Although shikimic acid does not have any direct antiviral effects, star anise contains a compound called linalool that does indeed have antiviral activity.

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  • There are other components like linalool, which is found in a fairly high level in bergamot, which is used in Earl Grey tea.

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  • Or get a whiff of basil, roses, grapes, mango or lemons - they all contain a compound called linalool, whose scent helps induce calm.

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  • A true challenge indeed, when you cannot use Benzyl acetate; not to mention (E)-ocimene, linalool, asmine lactone, or gamma-decalactone (used to create gardenia headspace).

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  • Tonka bean and hay absolute at the base along with ho wood very linalool rich at the heart complete the fougere picture and the pine was replaced by rosemary verbenone to add clean, herbaceous freshness.

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  • The basil does add a bit of grassy and fresh linalool element at the opening that I now find interesting and not as out of place and dissonant as it did back than.

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  • Tonka bean and hay absolute at the base along with ho wood very linalool rich at the heart complete the fougere picture and the pine was replaced by rosemary verbenone to add clean, herbaceous freshness.

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  • A true challenge indeed, when you cannot use Benzyl acetate; not to mention (E)-ocimene, linalool, asmine lactone, or gamma-decalactone (used to create gardenia headspace).

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  • The basil does add a bit of grassy and fresh linalool element at the opening that I now find interesting and not as out of place and dissonant as it did back than.

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  • For the linalool and geraniol you can think also of palmarossa oil and for a "spicy" linalool coriander is very good.

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