Definition of piperonal in English:

piperonal

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline bicyclic aldehyde obtained synthetically and from certain flowers and used in perfumery and flavourings; 1,3-benzodioxole-5-carboxaldehyde, (OCH₂O)H₃C₆—CHO.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chemical News. From German Piperonal from Piper- (in Piperin) + -on + -al.

Pronunciation

piperonal

/pɪˈpɛrənal//pʌɪˈpɛrənal/