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Lilial \Lil"i*al\ (l[i^]l"[i^]*al), a. (Bot.) Having a general resemblance to lilies or to liliaceous plants.


Lilial (a trade name for lily aldehyde) is a chemical compound commonly used as a perfume in cosmetic preparations and laundry powders, with the systematic name of butylphenyl methylpropional.

Usage examples of "lilial".

He saw a lemon-colored flower which, as the days passed, would reveal to him its mutability, for it would turn apricot in the afternoon and a deep red at sunset, as others, saffron in the center, faded then to lilial white.