from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless liquid, prepared by boiling terpin hydrate, terpilenol, or cineol with dilute sulphuric acid. It boils at 183–185° C.
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The mango's sweet taste is caused by the presence of some 400 fragrant compounds from the terpenes family, particularly delta-3-carene, ocimene, myrcene and terpinolene, which give the mango a unique and very distinct flavour.