Definition of neroli in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnerəlē/
(also neroli oil)


An essential oil distilled from the flowers of the Seville orange, used in perfumery.
Example sentences
  • For a more exotic perfume, try the essential oil ylang-ylang and neroli.
  • This fabulous range of organic products includes essential oils such as neroli, rose and camomile, which help babies with sleep and tender skin problems.
  • For a sensuous bath, try sandalwood, rose, ylang-ylang, patchouli, neroli or jasmine.


Late 17th century: via French from Italian neroli, said to be from the name of an Italian princess.

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Syllabification: ner·o·li

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