ester

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an organic compound formed during the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with loss of water, often having a fragrant smell

Food

  • The general name for the compound produced by reacting an alcohol with an acid. Most esters have pleasant fruity flavours and aromas. Some are extracted from fruits but many are now made synthetically.

Wine

  • an aromatic chemical compound produced by the chemical reaction between the acids and alcohol in wine that give the wine a fruity bouquet
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