Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name. Used in Hawaii since the 1980s.

Etymologies

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From Tahitian Tiare, from tiare, a small white gardenia (Gardenia tahitiensis ), the national flower of Tahiti.

Examples

  • When a steamship was in port the Tiare was a hurly-burly.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • Except for two small restaurants kept by Europeans, the Tiare was the only eating-place in the capital of Tahiti unless one counted a score of dismal coffee-shops kept by Chinese, and frequented by natives, sailors, and beach-combers.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • He was being taken care of by his granddaughter, Latisha ( "Tiare").

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  • Tiare and jasmine shouted happy stories across continents, magnolias made mad love as their roots stretched deep into the wet fertile soil, while sequoia and kauri reached with their arms toward heaven.

    Time to Rest

  • The bespoke fragrance is a intoxicating blend of Tiare flower, Tahitian vanilla and coconut milk.

    Felicia C. Sullivan: Splurge on Yourself: The Season's Luxe Holiday Indulgences

  • Montale - Intense Tiare I am, gently, starting to appreciate the white floral thing, thanks to Donna

    Top 10 Summer Fragrances. And a Prize Draw

  • Created by Sandrine Videault, Manoumalia is inspired by Polynesia's fragrant flora and heritage and is composed with notes of Tiare, Ylang Ylang, Fragraea, Vetiver, Sandalwood and Amber.

    New Perfume from LesNez

  • Tiare will forever remind me of my younger days on the beaches of the Mediterranean, of happy, careless times when I paid for my vacations working as a sailing instructor at Club Med: there is prescription now as this was 30 years ago, but whenever I smell tiare, I am instantly brought back to Morocco, Corsica or other places and moments perfect happiness.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Oh, and if it's Bora Bora, with the scent of Plumaria and Tiare in the air, Vanilla beans grown not to far away, and I can go scuba diving - all the better.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Tell me that your perfume smells of Tiare flower, yak urine and sea mud and I am right there saying "gimme".

    Archive 2007-07-01

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