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enfleurage

[ ahn-fluh-rahzh; French ahn-flœ-razh ]
/ ˌɑ̃ fləˈrɑʒ; French ɑ̃ flœˈraʒ /
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noun
a process of extracting perfumes by exposing inodorous oils or fats to the exhalations of flowers.
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Origin of enfleurage

1850–55; <French, equivalent to enfleur(er) to impregnate with scent of flowers (en-en-1 + -fleurer, derivative of fleurflower) + -age-age
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British Dictionary definitions for enfleurage

enfleurage
/ French (ɑ̃flœraʒ) /

noun
the process of exposing odourless oils to the scent of fresh flowers, used in perfume-making

Word Origin for enfleurage

C19: literally: inflowering
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