neroli oil

neroli oil

[ner-uh-lee, neer-]
noun
a brown essential oil derived from the flowers of the orange tree, Citrus aurantium, used in the manufacture of perfumes.
Also called orange flower oil.


Origin:
1720–30; < French néroli < Italian neroli, after Anne-Marie de la Tremouille de Noirmontier, Princess of Nerola, who is said to have discovered it circa 1670

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neroli oil or neroli (ˈnɪərəlɪ)
 
n
a brown oil distilled from the flowers of various orange trees, esp the Seville orange: used in perfumery
 
[C17: named after Anne Marie de la Tremoïlle of Neroli, French-born Italian princess believed to have discovered it]
 
neroli or neroli
 
n
 
[C17: named after Anne Marie de la Tremoïlle of Neroli, French-born Italian princess believed to have discovered it]

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