enfleurage

enfleurage

[ahn-fluh-rahzh; French ahn-flœ-razh]
noun
a process of extracting perfumes by exposing inodorous oils or fats to the exhalations of flowers.

Origin:
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)
 
n
the process of exposing odourless oils to the scent of fresh flowers, used in perfume-making
 
[C19: literally: inflowering]

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