Meaning of enfleurage in English:

enfleurage

Pronunciation /ˌɒ̃fləˈrɑːʒ/

noun

mass noun
  • The extraction of essential oils and perfumes from flowers using odourless 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.’

Origin

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