Variant of frangipani
- any of a genus (Plumeria) of tropical American shrubs and trees of the dogbane family, with large, funnel-shaped flowers and milky sap; specif., a small tree (P. rubra) with fragrant, reddish flowers that are used, in Hawaii, to make leis
- a perfume obtained from, or scented like, such flowers
- a custard dessert or a custard filling for cakes and tarts, usually flavored with ground almonds
Origin: It, after Marquis Frangipani (16th-c. It nobleman), said to have invented the perfume
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