oil of wine
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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  • Oil of wine — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ethereal oil of wine — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heavy oil of wine — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ethereal oil of wine — Ethereal E*the re*al, a. 1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions. [1913 Webster] Go, heavenly guest, ethereal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heavy oil of wine — Ethereal E*the re*al, a. 1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions. [1913 Webster] Go, heavenly guest, ethereal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concrete oil of wine — Etherin E ther*in, n. (Chem.) A white, crystalline hydrocarbon, regarded as a polymeric variety of ethylene, obtained in heavy oil of wine, the residue left after making ether; formerly called also {concrete oil of wine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heavy oil of wine — a heavy yellow oily liquid obtained in the distillation of alcohol and sulfuric acid in making ether …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oil of brick — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil of talc — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil of vitriol — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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