Definition of manool in English:

manool

(also manoöl)

noun

Chemistry
  • A bicyclic diterpenoid alcohol, C₂₀H₃₄O, which occurs in the oil of manoao wood and is used as a base for perfumes.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Manool from Maori mano- (in manoao) + German -ol.

Pronunciation

manool

/maˈnəʊɒl/