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enfleurage

[ahn-fluh-rahzh; French ahn-flœ-razh] /ˌɑ̃ fləˈrɑʒ; French ɑ̃ flœˈraʒ/
noun
1.
a process of extracting perfumes by exposing inodorous oils or fats to the exhalations of flowers.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French, equivalent to enfleur(er) to impregnate with scent of flowers (en- en-1 + -fleurer, derivative of fleur flower) + -age -age
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enfleurage

/ɑ̃flœraʒ/
noun
1.
the process of exposing odourless oils to the scent of fresh flowers, used in perfume-making
Word Origin
C19: literally: inflowering
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