Definition of Enfleurage

1. n. 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.



Definition of Enfleurage

1. Noun. The process of extracting fragrance from flowers by using unscented fats to capture the essential oils. ¹

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Definition of Enfleurage

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enfleurage

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Literary usage of Enfleurage

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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"Jasmine and tuberose produce best perfumed grease by enfleurage, but rose, orange, and acacia hot from exposure to the naked fire ; so long as the grease is ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"This process, called " enfleurage " by the French, is chiefly used for procuring the odoriferous principle from such delicate flowers as the acacia, ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"Jasmine and tuberose produce best perfumed grease by enfleurage, but rose, orange, and acacia hot from exposure to the naked fire ; so long as the grease is ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"This process, called " enfleurage " by the French, is chiefly used for procuring the odoriferous principle from such delicate flowers as the acacia, ..."

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