neroli oil

noun

ner·​o·​li oil ˈner-ə-lē- How to pronounce neroli oil (audio)
: a fragrant pale yellow essential oil obtained from flowers chiefly of the sour orange and used especially in cologne and as a flavoring

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Spiced pink pepper carries this warm fragrance, followed by a swirl of neroli oil, rum, vanilla, and smoky tobacco leaf that meld to create a round, complex scent. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2022 Conversely, there’s the unexpectedly spicy Tom Ford Lost Cherry, or Maison Margiela’s Jazz Club, which features notes of pepper, neroli oil, and rum. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2022 After the girls spelled two words correctly each — fidibus, haltere, nepeta and fewtrils — Thummala faltered on neroli oil, leaving Avant-garde the opportunity to claim the title. Victoria Albert, CBS News, 9 July 2021

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Word History

Etymology

French néroli, from Italian neroli, from Anna Maria de La Trémoille, princess of Nerola flourished 1670

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neroli oil was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Neroli oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neroli%20oil. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

neroli oil

noun
ner·​o·​li oil ˈner-ə-lē- How to pronounce neroli oil (audio)
: a fragrant pale yellow essential oil obtained from orange flowers and used in perfume and as a flavoring

called also orange-flower oil

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