Definitions for ylang-ylangˈi lɑŋˈi lɑŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
y•lang-y•langˈi lɑŋˈi lɑŋ(n.)
an aromatic East Indian tree, Cananga odorata, of the annona family, having fragrant flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.
Origin of ylang-ylang:
1875–80; < Tagalog ilang-ilang
ilang-ilang, ylang-ylang, Cananga odorata(noun)
evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental
Alternative spelling of ylang ylang.
Cananga odorata, commonly called ylang-ylang, cananga tree, ilang-ilang, kenanga in Bahasa Indonesia, fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant or perfume tree, is a tropical tree which originates from the Philippines and is valued for its perfume. The essential oil derived from the flowers is used in aromatherapy. Artabotrys odoratissimus, ylang-ylang vine, and Artabotrys hexapetalus, climbing ylang-ylang, are woody, evergreen climbing plants in the same family. A. odoratissimus is also a source of perfume.
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