Definition of mirbane in English:

mirbane

(also myrbane)

noun

  • Nitrobenzene as formerly used in perfumery. Chiefly in "essence of mirbane", "oil of mirbane".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William A. Miller (1817–1870), chemist. From French mirbane: further etymology uncertain.

Pronunciation

mirbane

/ˈməːbeɪn/