ilang-ilang

noun

less common spelling 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

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“Ilang-ilang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ilang-ilang. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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