from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A process in making perfume in which odorless fats or oils absorb the fragrance of fresh flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of extracting fragrance from flowers by using unscented fats to capture the essential oils.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of extracting delicate perfumes from flowers by the agency of inodorous fats.
French, from enfleurer, to saturate with the perfume of flowers : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + fleur, flower (from Old French flour, from Latin flōs, flōr-; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French enfleurage. (Wiktionary)