ethyl enanthate

ethyl enanthate

ethyl enanthate or eth·yl oe·nan·thate [ih-nan-theyt] Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C9H18O2, having a fruitlike odor, found naturally in the alcohols of cognac and other wines: synthesized for use chiefly as artificial flavoring in various alcoholic beverages.

Origin of ethyl enanthate Latinoenanthē “wild grape, bloom of a wild grape,” from Greek oinánthē “flower of a grape,” from oínē “(grape) vine” + ánthē “(full) bloom, blossom” + -ate2

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