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essence d'orient

[es-uh ns dawr-ee-uh nt, -ent, dohr-; French e-sahns daw ryahn] /ˈɛs əns ˈdɔr i ənt, -ˌɛnt, ˈdoʊr-; French ɛ sɑ̃s dɔ ˈryɑ̃/
noun, Jewelry.
1.
a preparation for coating glass beads to make imitation pearls, derived from the scales of fish, especially of the bleak.
Origin
< French: literally, essence of the Orient
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