Ideogrammic compound (會意): 酉 (“oxygenated functional group”) + 荃 (“fragrant plant”), referring to the fragrance of many aldehydes. 荃 (quán) also acts as a phonetic component.
From 荃 (quán, “fragrant plant”), referring to the fragrance of many aldehydes.
- (organic chemistry) aldehyde
- † change in the flavour of wine (which may be due to the formation of aldehydes, from which its modern mean may be derived.)
- † pickled vegetables