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- n. Plural form of frangipani.
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We watched in amazement as these unlikely specimens transformed themselves in record time into frangipanis, plum trees, lemon grass tea, and other wondrous living things.
There was no lawn, but instead a shrubbery of native trees and bushes — gold mohur trees like vast umbrellas of blood-red bloom, frangipanis with creamy, stalkless flowers, purple bougainvillea, scarlet hibiscus and the pink
We were on a veranda overlooking a courtyard full of frescoes and eroded statuettes and frangipanis, with only a boy in sight, white-robed, watching.
The gardens were brilliant with flowers -- hibiscus, frangipanis, gorgeous bougainvilleas -- and green ferns and other exotic blooms clustered about the houses, most of them built up on stilts for coolness: "Hi set," as they put it in the ads, a style Amy loved.
Spas are as ubiquitous in Ubud as the elegant white-limbed frangipanis.
Immaculate lawns are punctuated with palms and other carefully selected native plants and trees, such as bougainvillea, frangipanis and climbers, to provide a balance of fragrance, colour and shade.
I’ll usually pick one up if I pass a tree and just take a moment to “stop and smell the frangipanis”, as they say …