One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The extraction of essential oils and perfumes from flowers using odorless animal or vegetable fats.
- ‘Essential oils are extracted from petals using "enfleurage."’
- ‘Enfleurage has the advantage that even the most delicate components of the flower oils are preserved.’
Mid 19th century: French, from enfleurer ‘saturate with the perfume from flowers’.
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