OEnanthic acid
OEnanthic [OE]*nan"thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o'i`nh the vine + ? bloom, 'a`nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to designate an acid (oenanthic acid) whose ethereal salts were supposed to occasion the peculiar bouquet, or aroma, of old wine. Cf. {[OE]nanthylic}. [1913 Webster]

{oenanthic acid}, {[OE]nanthic acid} (Chem.), an acid ({C6H13.CO.OH}) obtained from [oe]nanthic ether by the action of alkalies; called also {n-heptanoic acid}, {1-heptanecarboxylic acid}, {enanthic acid}, {enanthylic acid} and {oenanthylic acid}. It has the odor of sour sweat. It has the CAS registry number 111-14-8.

{[OE]nanthic ether}, an ethereal substance (not to be confused with the bouquet, or aroma, of wine) found in wine lees, and consisting of a complex mixture of the ethereal salts of several of the higher acids of the acetic acid series. It has an ethereal odor, and it used in flavoring artificial wines and liquors. Called also {oil of wine}. See {Essential oil}, under {Essential}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • oenanthic acid — OEnanthic [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oenanthic acid — enanto rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₆COOH atitikmenys: angl. enanthic acid; oenanthic acid rus. энантовая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – heptano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • oenanthic acid — I. (ˈ)ē|nan(t)thik noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary oenanth (from Latin oenanthe wild grape) + ic more at enanthic acid : an acid or mixture of acids obtained by hydrolysis of an oena …   Useful english dictionary

  • OEnanthic — [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to designate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • OEnanthic ether — OEnanthic [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oenanthic — OEnanthylic [OE] nan*thyl ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, [oe]nanthyl; specifically, designating an acid formerly supposed to be identical with the acid in [oe]nanthic ether, but now known to be identical with heptanoic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oenanthic ester — noun also oenanthic ether 1. : an oily liquid that is obtained in the distillation of wine and that is held to be responsible for the flavor characteristic of wines in general and to consist of a mixture of esters 2. : the ethyl ester of enanthic …   Useful english dictionary

  • 1-heptanecarboxylic acid — OEnanthic [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enanthic acid — OEnanthic [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enanthylic acid — OEnanthic [OE]*nan thic, a. [Gr. ? the first shoot of the vine, the vine blossom, the vine; o i nh the vine + ? bloom, a nqos flower.] (Chem.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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