Eugenol

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eugenol (Chem) A colorless, aromatic, liquid hydrocarbon, C10H12O2 resembling the phenols, and hence also called eugenic acid. It is found in the oils of pimento and cloves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eugenol A colorless oily compound, contained in oil of cloves, oil of bay, oil of cinnamon-leaves, oil of allspice, oil of cassia, oil of pimento, and in certain other essential oils. It boils at 247.5° C. and has a spicy odor. Also called 1-propenylphendiol-3-methyl ether.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Eugenia, + -ol,

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: eugenic, eugenin, clove, camphor, eugenol, caryophyllin.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The oil contains eugenol, myrcene, chavicol, methyl eugenol, methyl chavicol, phellandrene, and citral.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
By the action of alkalis it is converted into iso-eugenol, which on oxidation yields vanillin, the odorous principle of vanilla (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
EUGENOL, or ALLYLGUAIACOL, is found in cloves, the leaves of cinnamon, and other plants.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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