Meaning of citronellol


Pronunciation: (si"tru-nel'ôl, -ol), [key]
— n.
  1. a clear, colorless liquid mixture of isomeric alcohols having the formula CHO, usually obtained from an essential oil, as citronella oil, and having a roselike odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.
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