Definition of geraniol in English:

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Pronunciation: /jəˈrānēˌôl/ Pronunciation: /-ˌäl/


A fragrant liquid present in some floral oils and used in perfumery.
  • A terpenoid alcohol; chemical formula: C10H18O.
Example sentences
  • An example that Blackmond often uses is the asymmetric hydrogenation of the allylic alcohols geraniol and its isomers (g geraniol and nerol).
  • Tucker says lemon balm is easy to grow from seeds and contains citronellal, geraniol and geranial.
  • She tells us that the principal constituents of lavender are alcohols such as borneol, geraniol and linalool; esters such as geranyle and linalyl; and terpents such as pinene and limonene.


Late 19th century: from German, from geranium+ -ol.

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Syllabification: ge·ra·ni·ol

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