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."