neroli oil

[ ner-uh-lee, neer- ]
/ ˈnɛr ə li, ˈnɪər- /

noun

a brown essential oil derived from the flowers of the orange tree, Citrus aurantium, used in the manufacture of perfumes.

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Also called orange flower oil.

Origin of neroli oil

1720–30; < French néroli < Italian neroli, after Anne-Marie de la Tremouille de Noirmontier, Princess of Nerola, who is said to have discovered it circa 1670
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British Dictionary definitions for neroli oil

neroli oil

neroli

/ (ˈnɪərəlɪ) /

noun

a brown oil distilled from the flowers of various orange trees, esp the Seville orange: used in perfumery

Word Origin for neroli oil

C17: named after Anne Marie de la Tremoïlle of Neroli, French-born Italian princess believed to have discovered it
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