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enfleurage definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from enfleurer to saturate with the perfume of flowers, from en- 1en- + fleur flower, from Old French flor more at flower Date: 1855 a process of extracting perfumes by exposing absorbents to the exhalations of flowers

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Enfleurage En`fleu`rage", n. [F., fr. en- (L. in) + fleur flower.] A process of extracting perfumes by exposing absorbents, as fixed oils or fats, to the exhalations of the flowers. It is used for plants whose volatile oils are too delicate to be separated by distillation.



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