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Definition of "carvone" []

  • A terpenoid found naturally in many essential oils, most abundant in the oils from seeds of caraway and dill. (noun)

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Use "carvone" in a sentence
  • "The oil should contain 50-60 per cent. of carvone, which is estimated by absorption with a saturated solution of neutral sodium sulphite."
  • "The enantiomers of carvone smell respectively of anise and spearmint."
  • "Simpler, clearer-tasting peppermint contains little or no carvone or pyridines; instead it makes a terpene called menthol, which gives it a uniquely cooling quality."