An essential oil that is extracted from the green twigs of the bitter orange plant.(noun)
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"Cold-pressing the fruit peel yields bigarade, the essential oil of the bitter orange; distilling the twigs gives you petitgrain; and the orange blossoms provide you with neroli."
"That's not all: Distill the leaves, twigs and flowers together and you have "petitgrain sur le fleur.""