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geraniol

Pronunciation: je-ra'ne-ol

Definition: An olefinic terpene alcohol that is the principal constituent of oil of rose and oil of palmarosa; also found in many other volatile oils (citronella and lemon grass). An isomer of linalool; an oily liquid with sweet rose odor used in perfumery that is also used as an insect attractant.

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