from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A terpene from oil of thyme, identical with levopinene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A liquid terpene obtained from oil of thyme.

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

  • noun organic chemistry A terpene (or mixture of terpenes) isolated from the essential oil of thyme


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  • It is preferable to replace part of the thymol with red thyme oil, the thymene of which imparts a sweeter odour to the soap than if produced with thymol alone.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture H. A. Appleton

  • In addition to the phenols, thymol or carvacrol, these oils contain cymene, thymene and pinene.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture H. A. Appleton


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