Definitions for "Coumarin"
The concrete essence of the tonka bean, the fruit of Dipterix (formerly Coumarouna) odorata and consisting essentially of coumarin proper, which is a white crystalline substance, C9H6O2, of vanilla-like odor, regarded as an anhydride of coumaric acid, and used in flavoring. Coumarin in also made artificially.
plant-derived Coumarin occurs naturally in many plants, giving them a sweet clover smell. It is found in neroli essential oil and it is also a component of the fragrance in French Almond Soap. Some people are sensitive to this constituent.
a substance found in many grasses, that gives hay its characteristic sweet smell.