Definition of ylang–ylang
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 : a perfume distilled from the flowers of the ylang-ylang tree
Variants of ylang–ylang
Origin and Etymology of ylang–ylang
First Known Use: 1870
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