Definition of enfleurage in English:

enfleurage

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’.

Pronunciation

enfleurage

/ˌɒ̃fləˈrɑːʒ/