banana oil
noun Date: 1926 amyl acetate

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  • banana oil — n. 1. amyl acetate, CH3CO2C5H11, a colorless liquid with a bananalike odor, used in flavorings, in making lacquers, etc. 2. [Old Slang] insincere talk …   English World dictionary

  • banana oil — n. nonsense. □ That is the silliest banana oil I have ever heard! □ I refuse to listen to any more of your childish banana oil …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • banana oil — {n.}, {slang} Flattery that is an obvious exaggeration; statements that are obviously made with an ulterior motive. * /Cut out the banana oil; flattery will get you nowhere!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • banana oil — {n.}, {slang} Flattery that is an obvious exaggeration; statements that are obviously made with an ulterior motive. * /Cut out the banana oil; flattery will get you nowhere!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • banana\ oil — noun slang Flattery that is an obvious exaggeration; statements that are obviously made with an ulterior motive. Cut out the banana oil; flattery will get you nowhere! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • banana oil — ba·nana oil bə nan ə .ȯi(ə)l n amyl acetate * * * amyl acetate …   Medical dictionary

  • banana oil — banan′a oil n. chem. a sweet smelling liquid ester, C7H14O2, having a bananalike odor; amyl acetate: used as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • banana oil — 1. a sweet smelling liquid ester, C7H14O2, a mixture of isomers derived from amyl alcohol and having the characteristic odor of bananas: used chiefly as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors; amyl acetate. 2. Slang. insincere talk;… …   Universalium

  • Banana oil — Банановая эссенция (растворитель для фотоплёнок) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • banana oil — /bəˈnanə ɔɪl/ (say buh nahnuh oyl) noun → amyl acetate …   Australian English dictionary

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