Ylang-ylang meaning

ēläng-ēläng
A tropical Asian tree (Cananga odorata) having fragrant greenish-yellow flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.
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An oil or a perfume obtained from the flowers of this tree.
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An East Indian tree (Cananga odorata) of the custard-apple family, with fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers.
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The oil obtained from these flowers, used in perfumes.
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Alternative spelling of ylang ylang.
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(countable) The fragrant flower of a tropical tree (Cananga odorata) native to southeast Asia.
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(uncountable) An essential oil derived from this flower used in aromatherapy and perfumes.
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(countable) The tree on which ylang ylang flowers grow.
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Origin of ylang-ylang

  • Tagalog ilang-ilang

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

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

    From Wiktionary