Meaning of ethyl oenanthate

eth'yl oe•nan'thate

Pronunciation: (i-nan'thāt), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, CHO, having a fruitlike odor, found naturally in the alcohols of cognac and other wines: synthesized for use chiefly as artificial flavoring in various alcoholic beverages.
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