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noun fran·gi·pa·ni \ˌfran-jə-ˈpa-nē, -ˈpä-\

Definition of frangipani

plural frangipani also frangipanni

  1. 1 :  a perfume derived from or imitating the odor of the flower of a frangipani (Plumeria rubra)

  2. 2 :  any of a genus (Plumeria) of shrubs or small trees of the dogbane family that are native to the American tropics and widely cultivated as ornamentals

Variants of frangipani

also frangipanni play \ˌfran-jə-ˈpa-nē, -ˈpä-\

Origin of frangipani

modification of Italian frangipane, from Muzio Frangipane, 16th century Italian nobleman

First Known Use: 1675

Rhymes with frangipani

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a division or portion of a pool or whole

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