Definition of enfleurage in English:


Syllabification: en·fleu·rage
Pronunciation: /ˌäNfləˈräZH


The extraction of essential oils and perfumes from flowers using odorless animal or vegetable fats.
More 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.


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

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