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vanillin (n.)

substance prepared from fruit of the vanilla plant, 1859, from vanilla + -in (2).

updated on March 08, 2014

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Definitions of vanillin from WordNet

vanillin (n.)
a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings;
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