en·​fleu·​rage ˌäⁿ-ˌflər-ˈäzh How to pronounce enfleurage (audio)
: a process of extracting perfumes by exposing absorbents to the exhalations of flowers

Examples of enfleurage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cream also contains éphèmères of planifolia and vanilla enfleurage oil for additional plumping effects. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enfleurage was in 1855

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“Enfleurage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enfleurage. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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