Definition of pulegone in English:

pulegone

noun

Chemistry
  • A liquid terpenoid ketone with an odour of peppermint, present in pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) and some related plants.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Pulegon from puleg- + German -on.

Pronunciation

pulegone

/ˈpjuːlɪɡəʊn/