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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Furfurol \Fur"fu*rol\, n. [L. furfur bran + oleum oil.] (Chem.)
     A colorless oily liquid, {C4H3O.CHO}, of a pleasant odor,
     obtained by the distillation of bran, sugar, etc., and
     regarded as an aldehyde derivative of furfuran; -- called
     also {furfural}.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : a liquid aldehyde with a penetrating odor; made from plant
           hulls and corn cobs; used in making furan and as a
           solvent [syn: {furfuraldehyde}]

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