from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of ylang-ylang.
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- n. Alternative form of ylang ylang.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oil distilled from flowers of the ilang-ilang tree, used in perfumery.
- n. An evergreen Asian tree (Cananga odorata) with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See ylang-ylang.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. oil distilled from flowers of the ilang-ilang tree; used in perfumery
- n. evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental
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A triangular tray of _bayug_ or of _ilang-ilang_ wood decorated with palm fronds is made and suspended from the rafters of the house.
 _A-yu-yao_, said to be very durable, being found in perfect preservation after two years; _kibidid_ or _ilang-ilang_ are also used.
For the separation of the alcoholic constituent, which is present in the form of an apparently not very considerable quantity of benzoic ether, far more ilang-ilang oil would be required than was at command.
Besides the benzoic ether and, probably, a phenol, mentioned above, there may be recognized in ilang-ilang oil an aldehyde or ketone, inasmuch as upon shaking it with bisulphite of sodium I observed the formation of a very small quantity of crystals.
The benzoate of silver contains 46.6 per cent, of metal; the crystals prepared from the acid of ilang-ilang oil were, therefore, benzoate of silver.
Oscar Reymann and Adolf Ronsch, of Manila, exhibited the ilang-ilang oil in Paris in 1878; the former also showed the Cananga flowers.
The girls all received in addition rosaries of sampaguitas, intertwined with roses and ilang-ilang blossoms, to perfume their flowing tresses.
Surrounded by a cactus-covered wall it seemed to beckon to him with its open windows, while the ilang-ilang waved its flower-laden branches joyfully and the doves circled about the conical roof of their cote in the middle of the garden.
If we should now go into the home of Maria Clara, a beautiful nest set among trees of orange and ilang-ilang, we should surprise the two young people at a window overlooking the lake, shadowed by flowers and climbing vines which exhaled a delicate perfume.
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