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A fragrant liquid present in some floral oils and used in perfumery.
- ‘An example that Blackmond often uses is the asymmetric hydrogenation of the allylic alcohols geraniol and its isomers (g geraniol and nerol).’
- ‘Tucker says lemon balm is easy to grow from seeds and contains citronellal, geraniol and geranial.’
- ‘She tells us that the principal constituents of lavender are alcohols such as borneol, geraniol and linalool; esters such as geranyle and linalyl; and terpents such as pinene and limonene.’
- ‘These are positively brimming with a wide variety of cancer-fighting supernutrients, such as carnosic acid in rosemary and geraniol in thyme.’
- ‘Flower extract and mandibular gland secretion both contained geraniol, nerol, and E, E-farnesol, indicating that the orchid mimics the bee's secretion.’
Late 19th century: from German, from geranium + -ol.
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