Definition of enfleurage in English:

enfleurage

noun

  • [mass noun] The extraction of essential oils and perfumes from flowers using odourless animal or vegetable fats.

    • ‘Enfleurage has the advantage that even the most delicate components of the flower oils are preserved.’
    • ‘Essential oils are extracted from petals using "enfleurage."’

Origin

Mid 19th century: French, from enfleurer saturate with the perfume from flowers.

Pronunciation:

enfleurage

/ˌɒ̃fləˈrɑːʒ/