frangipani

noun fran·gi·pa·ni \ ˌfran-jə-ˈpa-nē , -ˈpä- \
variants: or less commonly frangipanni
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of frangipani

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

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Origin and Etymology of frangipani

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


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