Ylang-ylang Definition

ēläng-ēläng
noun
An East Indian tree (Cananga odorata) of the custard-apple family, with fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers.
Webster's New World
The oil obtained from these flowers, used in perfumes.
Webster's New World
Alternative spelling of ylang ylang.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Cananga odoratailang-ilang

Other Word Forms of Ylang-ylang

Noun

Singular:
ylang-ylang
Plural:
ylang-ylangs

Origin of Ylang-ylang

  • Tagalog, from either ilang (“wilderness”) or ilang-ilan (“rare”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Tagalog ilang-ilang

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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