Meaning of banana oil

banan'a oil"

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  1. a sweet-smelling liquid ester, CHO, a mixture of isomers derived from amyl alcohol and having the characteristic odor of bananas: used chiefly as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors; amyl acetate.
  2. insincere talk; nonsense.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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