enfleurage

noun
en·​fleu·​rage | \ ˌäⁿ-ˌflər-ˈäzh How to pronounce enfleurage (audio) \

Definition of enfleurage

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

First Known Use of enfleurage

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enfleurage

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

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“Enfleurage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enfleurage. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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