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ylang–ylang

noun \ˌē-ˌläŋ-ˈē-ˌläŋ\

Definition of ylang–ylang

  1. 1 :  a tree (Cananga odorata) of the custard-apple family that is native to the Malay Archipelago, the Philippines, and adjacent areas and has very fragrant greenish-yellow flowers

  2. 2 :  a perfume distilled from the flowers of the ylang-ylang tree



Variants of ylang–ylang

also

ilang–ilang

\ˌē-ˌläŋ-ˈē-ˌläŋ\

Origin and Etymology of ylang–ylang

Tagalog


First Known Use: 1870


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