Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An essential oil distilled from the flowers of the bitter orange and used in perfumery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an odoriferous yellow oil found in orange flowers and used in perfumery and as a flavoring

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French néroli, after Anna Maria de la Trémoille (1642–1722), Princess of Nerola, Italy, who made it fashionable at the French court.]

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