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.

Nearby words

  1. enfield,
  2. enfield rifle,
  3. enfilade,
  4. enfin,
  5. enflame,
  6. enflurane,
  7. enfold,
  8. enforce,
  9. enforceable,
  10. enforcement

Origin of enfleurage

1850–55; < French, equivalent to enfleur(er) to impregnate with scent of flowers (en- en-1 + -fleurer, derivative of fleur flower) + -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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