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ylang–ylang

noun \ˌē-ˌläŋ-ˈē-ˌläŋ\

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

ylang–ylang also ilang–ilang \ˌē-ˌläŋ-ˈē-ˌläŋ\
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Origin of YLANG-YLANG

Tagalog
First Known Use: 1870

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