neroli oil
noun Etymology: French néroli, from Italian neroli, from Anna Maria de La Trémoille, princess of Nerola fl1670 Date: 1849 a fragrant pale yellow essential oil obtained from flowers chiefly of the sour orange and used especially in cologne and as a flavoring

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  • neroli oil — noun an odoriferous yellow oil found in orange flowers and used in perfumery and as a flavoring • Hypernyms: ↑oil * * * ˈnerəlē noun Etymology: French néroli, from Italian neroli, from Anna Maria dé la Tremoïlle, princess of Nerole fl 1670 : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neroli oil — ner·o·li oil ner ə lē n a fragrant pale yellow essential oil obtained from orange flowers and used in perfume and as a flavoring called also orange flower oil Ner·o·la ner ə lə Princess of (Anna Maria de La Tremoille) (d 1722) Italian princess.… …   Medical dictionary

  • neroli oil — oil extracted from orange blossoms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neroli oil — /ner euh lee, near / a brown essential oil derived from the flowers of the orange tree, Citrus aurantium, used in the manufacture of perfumes. Also called orange flower oil. [1720 30; < F néroli < It neroli, after Anne Marie de la Tremouille de… …   Universalium

  • neroli oil — ner′o•li oil [[t]ˈnɛr ə li, ˈnɪər [/t]] n. pln a brown essential oil derived from the orange flowers and used in the manufacture of perfumes • Etymology: 1720–30; < F néroli < It neroli, after Anne Marie de la Tremouille de Noirmontier,… …   From formal English to slang

  • neroli oil — /ˈnɪərəli ˌɔɪl/ (say nearruhlee .oyl) noun an essential oil consisting of citral, limonene, linalool, etc., derived from orange blossoms of the tree Citrus aurantium, and used in the perfume industry. {French, from Italian; named after Anne Marie …   Australian English dictionary

  • neroli — [ner′ə lē, nir′ō lē] n. 〚Fr néroli < It neroli, nerolo, after the Princess of Nerole (17th c.) said to have discovered it〛 an essential oil distilled from orange flowers and used in perfumery: in full neroli oil * * * …   Universalium

  • neroli — [ner′ə lē, nir′ō lē] n. [Fr néroli < It neroli, nerolo, after the Princess of Nerole (17th c.) said to have discovered it] an essential oil distilled from orange flowers and used in perfumery: in full neroli oil …   English World dictionary

  • Neroli — Ner o*li, n. [F. n[ e]roli, said to be from the name of an Italian princess.] (Chem.) An essential oil obtained by distillation from the flowers of the orange. It has a strong odor, and is used in perfumery, etc. [1913 Webster] {Neroli camphor}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neroli camphor — Neroli Ner o*li, n. [F. n[ e]roli, said to be from the name of an Italian princess.] (Chem.) An essential oil obtained by distillation from the flowers of the orange. It has a strong odor, and is used in perfumery, etc. [1913 Webster] {Neroli… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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