Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A favorite perfume formerly made by distilling orange-blossoms with sweet wine or other spirit.
“In old Spain it is somewhat differently made; two or three kinds of flowers, also the pods of Campeche, almonds, and hazel-nuts, being mixed up with it, while the paste is worked with orange-water.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“In pounding them, always add a little rose or orange-water, with fine sugar, to prevent their becoming oily.”
“While I lived I always had my pavements cleared in winter, and all the ice and snow shoveled away was given back to me in orange-water ices, Roman punch, vanilla and pistachio creams, frozen fruits, cobblers, juleps, and smashes. ”
“The water that comes off in distilling Néroly forms the orange-water of the cafés.”
“Pound the almonds well together with the orange-water, and the sugar, beat the egg and mix it well with the almonds.”
“Then, when he was out of breath, exhausted from beating her, he got up, and went over to the chest of drawers to get himself a glass of sugared orange-water for he was almost ready to faint after his exertion.”
“The ladies of the company are to keep stalls, and are to sell to Messieurs the Amateurs orange-water and lemonade.”
“The Corregidor presented me with twelve great cases of amber and orange-water, reputed to be the best in the world, with twelve barrels of olives, which have likewise the same fame.”
“castor sugar, 1 egg, 1 dessertspoonful of orange-water.”
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