Noun Vanillin Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vanillin

Pronunciation:

/vəˈnɪlɪn/

Definition:
1.

noun

A fragrant compound which is the essential constituent of vanilla.
  1. 'Organic texts often cite flavor chemicals such as vanillin from vanilla as examples of naturally occurring organic chemicals that we encounter every day.'
  2. 'The best pods are dark brown or black, rather wrinkled and flexible, with a light coating of white crystals of aromatic vanillin.'
((n.) A white crystalline aldehyde having a burning taste and characteristic odor of vanilla. It is extracted from vanilla pods, and is also obtained by the decomposition of coniferin, and by the oxidation of eugenol.)


Origin:
Mid 19th century; from vanilla + -in.

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