Definition of nerol in English:

nerol

noun

Chemistry
  • An oily unsaturated primary alcohol, C₁₀H₁₈O, which is present in neroli and some other essential oils and has a fragrance of roses resembling but regarded as superior to that of geraniol (its stereoisomer).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Nerol from Ner- + -ol.

Pronunciation

nerol

/ˈnɪərɒl/