frangipani

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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

or less commonly

frangipanni

Origin and Etymology of frangipani

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


First Known Use: 1675

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