enfleurage

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noun en·fleu·rage \ˌäⁿ-ˌflər-ˈäzh\

Definition of enfleurage

  1. :  a process of extracting perfumes by exposing absorbents to the exhalations of flowers

Origin and Etymology of enfleurage

French, from enfleurer to saturate with the perfume of flowers, from en- 1en- + fleur flower, from Old French flor — more at flower


First Known Use: 1855


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