essence d'orient

[ es-uhns -dawr-ee-uhnt, -ent, dohr-; French e-sahns daw -ryahn ]
/ ˈɛs əns ˈdɔr i ənt, -ˌɛnt, ˈdoʊr-; French ɛ sɑ̃s dɔ ˈryɑ̃ /

noun Jewelry.

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

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Origin of essence d'orient

<French: literally, essence of the Orient
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