essence d'orient

[ es-uhns dawr-ee-uhnt, -ent, dohr-; French e-sahns daw -ryahn ]

  1. a preparation for coating glass beads to make imitation pearls, derived from the scales of fish, especially of the bleak.

Origin of essence d'orient

<French: literally, essence of the Orient

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