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 (kär′və-krôl′, -krōl′)
An aromatic phenolic compound, C10H14O, found in plants such as oregano and savory and used in flavorings and fungicides.

[New Latin carvi, specific epithet of caraway (from Medieval Latin; see caraway) + Latin ācer, acr-, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots + -ol.]
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the aromatic phenol C10H14O, found in plants of the mint family and used as a fungicide, as an antiseptic, and as a scent in perfumes
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(ˈkɑr vəˌkrɔl, -ˌkroʊl)

a colorless, thick, oily liquid, C10H14O, having a mintlike odor: used chiefly as a disinfectant, as a fungicide, and as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.
[1850–55; < Medieval Latin caru(i) caraway + Latin ac(e)r sharp (see acrid) + -ol1]
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