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Definition of "borneol" []

  • A bicyclic organic compound and a terpene, easily oxidized to the ketone yielding camphor. (noun)

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Use "borneol" in a sentence
  • "Other significant aromatics in traditional Japanese perfumery are gum-resins such as borneol and camphor, myrrh, frankincense and benzoin; roots such as galangal alpinia and spikenard; patchouli leaves; and spices – cloves, cassia, cinnamon and star anise."
  • "On exposure to the air Valerian oil becomes oxidised, and forms valerianic acid, which together with an alcohol, "borneol," constitutes the active medicinal part of the plant."
  • "Mysterious and sophisticated, this mélange of all-natural spices and herbs and woods agarwood, borneol and shiso leaf among others is haunting."