Definition of enfleurage in English:

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enfleurage

Pronunciation: /ˌäNfləˈräZH/

noun

The extraction of essential oils and perfumes from flowers using odorless animal or vegetable fats.
Example sentences
  • Essential oils are extracted from petals using "enfleurage."
  • Enfleurage has the advantage that even the most delicate components of the flower oils are preserved.

Origin

Mid 19th century: French, from enfleurer 'saturate with the perfume from flowers'.

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Syllabification: en·fleu·rage

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