Definitions for vanillinvəˈnɪl ɪn, ˈvæn l-
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va•nil•linvəˈnɪl ɪn, ˈvæn l-(n.)
a white, crystalline solid, C8H8O3, obtained from the vanilla bean or prepared synthetically, used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in perfumery.
Origin of vanillin:
a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings
The name of a chemical compound, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde, which is the primary constituent of vanilla.
Synthetic compound used as a substitute for the extract of the vanilla bean.
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