Definition of geranial in English:

geranial

noun

Chemistry
  • A fragrant oil present in lemongrass oil and used in perfumery.

    • ‘The flavour of geranial is more intense than the flavour of neral, but both have a very similar lemon flavour.’
    • ‘They describe it as having ‘a pleasant lemon-scented odour’, not unusual considering the oil was rich in the aldehydes citronellal, neral and geranial.’
    • ‘Tucker says lemon balm is easy to grow from seeds and contains citronellal, geraniol and geranial.’
    • ‘The scope sought in the flavor industry is to selectively obtain the key citrus flavor compounds i.e., the oxygenated compounds such as neral, geranial, and decanal.’
    • ‘Terpenoids, such as neral or geranial, may be found in abundance in oil sacs located in the outer, colored or flavedo portion of the rinds of many common citrus fruits.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from German, contraction of Geraniumaldehyde.

Pronunciation:

geranial

/jəˈrānēəl/