banana oil


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banana oil

n.
2. A liquid mixture of amyl acetate and usually nitrocellulose, having a bananalike odor and used as a solvent or flavoring agent.
3. Slang Insincere flattery; nonsensical exaggeration.

banana oil

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a solution of cellulose nitrate in pentyl acetate or a similar solvent, which has a banana-like smell
2. (Elements & Compounds) a nontechnical name for pentyl acetate

banan′a oil`


n.
a sweet-smelling liquid ester, C7H14O2, having a bananalike odor; amyl acetate: used as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.banana oil - a liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas
ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
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