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Definition of "linalool" [linalool]

  • A colorless, fragrant liquid, C10H18O, distilled from the oils of rosewood, bergamot, and other plants and trees and used in perfume manufacture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "linalool" in a sentence
  • "Although shikimic acid does not have any direct antiviral effects, star anise contains a compound called linalool that does indeed have antiviral activity."
  • "There are other components like linalool, which is found in a fairly high level in bergamot, which is used in Earl Grey tea."
  • "Or get a whiff of basil, roses, grapes, mango or lemons - they all contain a compound called linalool, whose scent helps induce calm."