Definition of neral in US English:

neral

noun

Chemistry
  • A colourless oily aldehyde, C₁₀H₁₆O, which is the cis isomer of citral and gives nerol on reduction.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Julius Berend Cohen (1859–1935). From German Neral from Ner- (in Nerol) + -al.

Pronunciation

neral

/ˈnɪəral/