linalool

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n linalool a colorless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n linalool A name of two chemical compounds, differing in their effect on polarized light. The dextrorotatory isomer is identical with coriandrol. The levorotatory derivative, which is also called licareol, is contained in linaloa-oil, from the white cedar of Cayenne, and in the oils of spike, lavender, thyme, sassairas-leaf, and many other plants. It is a colorless liquid, boiling at 190–195° C.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Another compound of this group, linalool, is found in lavender, bergamot and many flowers.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
***

In news:

Their scents contain linalool, which helps induce calm .
***