Definitions

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  • n. The fragrant flower of a tropical tree (Cananga odorata) native to southeast Asia.
  • n. An essential oil derived from this flower used in aromatherapy and perfumes.
  • n. The tree on which ylang ylang flowers grow.

Etymologies

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Tagalog, from either ilangĀ ("wilderness") or ilang-ilanĀ ("rare").

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  • also ilang ilang Cananga odorata, a tree whose flowers yield a volatile oil that is used in perfume. A personal favorite of mine.

    July 18, 2007