Definition of methyl salicylate in English:

methyl salicylate

noun

Chemistry
  • The methyl ester of salicylic acid, C₆H₄(OH)COOCH₃, a colourless to pale-yellow liquid that is the chief constituent of oil of wintergreen and is used in perfumes, as a flavouring, and in analgesic liniments.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica.