American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various tropical American deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Plumeria, having milky sap and showy, fragrant, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers. Also called temple tree.
- n. A perfume derived from or similar in scent to the flowers of one of these shrubs or trees.
- n. A creamy pastry filling flavored with almonds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A perfume prepared from, or imitating the odor of, the flower of a West Indian tree, Plumeria rubra, or red jasmine.
- n. Any of several tropical American trees, of the genus Plumeria, having showy, funnel-shaped flowers
- n. A perfume originally obtained from these flowers
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A perfume derived from, or imitating the odor of, the flower of the red jasmine, a West Indian tree of the genus Plumeria.
- n. any of various tropical American deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Plumeria having milky sap and showy fragrant funnel-shaped variously colored flowers
- From an Italian noble family, a sixteenth-century marquess who invented a plumeria-scented perfume. The name comes from frangi "breaking" + pani "bread," a reference to the family's distribution of bread in time of famine. (Wiktionary)
- French frangipane, after Muzio Frangipani, 16th-century Italian marquis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These ganaches also come in other flavours, such as frangipani, lime, vervaine, lavender, blue lotus and tuberose!”
“In the Crawford Market I had watched the florists at work tearing the blossoms from a kind of frangipani known as the Temple”
“Use: Related to the frangipani but more drought tolerant, this small shrub is evergreen.”
“The tropical scent of frangipani and incense wafts throughout the indoor/outdoor living room surrounded by verdant rice paddy fields.”
“If you check back you will notice I suggested we all start early ‘at that place opposite Avid with the courtyard and the frangipani trees out the back.’”
“Reminds me of a friend who was asked “What do they mean?” when she put those frangipani stickers on her car a few years back, as if it was some indication of a secret society.”
“Just a frangipani tree in the courtyard out the back.”
“Bob - that ensemble would look lovely with a little frangipani behind the ear …”
“Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound.”
“Related to the frangipani, desert rose is green all year round.”
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