essence d'orient

[es-uhns dawr-ee-uhnt, -ent, dohr-; French e-sahns daw ryahn]
noun Jewelry.
a preparation for coating glass beads to make imitation pearls, derived from the scales of fish, especially of the bleak.

< French: literally, essence of the Orient Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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