Perfumery Per*fum"er*y, n. 1. Perfumes, in general. [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. F. parfumerie.] The art of preparing perfumes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • perfumery — [pər fyo͞o′mə rē] n. pl. perfumeries [ PERFUM(E) + ERY] 1. the trade or art of a perfumer 2. a perfume, or perfumes collectively 3. a place where perfume is made or sold …   English World dictionary

  • perfumery — [[t]pə(r)fju͟ːməri[/t]] perfumeries 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N n Perfumery is the activity or business of producing perfume. ...the perfumery trade... Provence is the home of perfumery. 2) N COUNT A perfumery is a shop or a department in a store where… …   English dictionary

  • perfumery — UK [pə(r)ˈfjuːmərɪ] / US [pərˈfjumərɪ] noun Word forms perfumery : singular perfumery plural perfumeries a) [uncountable] the business of making and selling perfumes b) [countable] a shop that sells perfumes …   English dictionary

  • perfumery — noun 1 (C) a place where perfumes are made or sold: the store s perfumery counter 2 (U) the process of making perfumes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • perfumery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1800 1. a. the art or process of making perfume b. the products made by a perfumer 2. an establishment where perfumes are made …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perfumery — /peuhr fyooh meuh ree/, n., pl. perfumeries. 1. perfumes collectively. 2. a perfume. 3. the art or business of a perfumer. 4. the place of business of a perfumer. 5. the preparation of perfumes. [1790 1800; PERFUMER + Y3; see ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • perfumery — noun a) A shop selling perfumes b) A factory where perfume is made …   Wiktionary

  • perfumery — per|fum|er|y [pəˈfju:məri US pər ] n plural perfumeries old fashioned 1.) a place where perfumes are made or sold 2.) [U] the process of making perfumes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • perfumery — per|fum|er|y [ pər fjuməri ] noun uncount the business of making and selling PERFUMES a. count a store that sells PERFUMES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • perfumery — per fum·er·y || pÉ™r fjuːmÉ™rɪ /pÉ™ n. store that sells cosmetics and perfumes …   English contemporary dictionary

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