American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical Asian tree (Cananga odorata) having fragrant greenish-yellow flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.
- n. An oil or a perfume obtained from the flowers of this tree.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tall tree of the custard-apple family, Cananga odorata, native in Java and the Philippines, cultivated throughout India and the tropics. It bears drooping yellow flowers, 3 inches long, which furnish the ylang-ylang oil of perfumers.
- n. alternative spelling of ylang ylang.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See ihlang-ihlang.
- n. evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental
- Tagalog ilang-ilang. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The addition of orange blossom and ylang-ylang yields an altogether hypnotic floral.”
“Put seven to 10 drops of essential oils in the tub, such as chamomile, lavender or ylang-ylang.”
“• Openness center: Apply rose oil or ylang-ylang oil to the area around your heart and on the center of your back, right between your “wings.””
“Its notes of carnation, ylang-ylang, and violet converge for an earthy spiciness that comes on strong at first.”
“A treasured memory of the blending of ylang-ylang and sandalwood oils with an almond base in massage school, leading into a rancid smell of neglect and regret of expense wasted as that same mixture gathered dust in passing years.”
“Left-wing critics charge, with no apparent sense of irony, that the French mainland wants to exploit Mayotte for its vanilla beans and the aromatic oil of the ylang-ylang tree.”
“According to Aromatherapy for Lovers, the essential oils of jasmine, neroli, and ylang-ylang can further enhance relaxation and arousal for her.”
“They both elevate your mood, but the ylang-ylang also elevates your theoretical earnings.”
“Look for those that have the scent of ylang-ylang.”
“It can be successfully blended with the oils of sandalwood, lavender, and ylang-ylang, and applied to the inside crease of your elbow to stabilize the emotions.”
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