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- n. A volatile liquid with an unpleasant garlic odour, obtained by boiling sulfur with linseed oil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A volatile liquid obtained by boiling sulphur with linseed oil. It has an unpleasant garlic odor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The supposed radical, C4H10, of odmyl sulphid, a volatile oil which is obtained by distilling oleic acid, olive-oil, and other oils with sulphur. It is now believed to be butyl mercaptan (C4H9.SH).
Ancient Greek word for "stench" + -yl. (Wiktionary)