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neroli oil

[ner-uh-lee, neer-] /ˈnɛr ə li, ˈnɪər-/
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 of neroli oil
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 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for neroli-oil

neroli oil

a brown oil distilled from the flowers of various orange trees, esp the Seville orange: used in perfumery
Word Origin
C17: named after Anne Marie de la Tremoïlle of Neroli, French-born Italian princess believed to have discovered it
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