Definition of geranial in English:
A fragrant oil present in lemongrass oil and used in perfumery.
- Tucker says lemon balm is easy to grow from seeds and contains citronellal, geraniol and geranial.
- The flavour of geranial is more intense than the flavour of neral, but both have a very similar lemon flavour.
- They describe it as having ‘a pleasant lemon-scented odour’, not unusual considering the oil was rich in the aldehydes citronellal, neral and geranial.
late 19th century: from German, contraction of Geraniumaldehyde.
Definition of geranial in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan