Definition of olivil in English:

olivil

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline carbohydrate, C₂₀H₂₄O₇, which is a lignan obtained from the gum of the olive tree.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Henry (1774–1836), chemist. From French olivile from olive + -ile, subsequently remodelled after -il.

Pronunciation

olivil

/ˈɒlɪv(ɪ)l/