# Name of a proton bonded to a hydroxyl carbon

What do you call the proton in a CH-OH configuration?

When discussing an NMR spectrum, I can talk about the hydroxyl proton, but it seems clumsy to refer to "the proton on the hydroxyl carbon".

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I would call it the $\alpha$-proton to the $\ce{-OH}$. The alpha proton is the proton bonded to the alpha carbon (i.e., the hydroxyl carbon).