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ylang-ylang

[ee-lahng-ee-lahng] /ˈi lɑŋˈi lɑŋ/
noun
1.
an aromatic tree, Cananga odorata, of the annona family, native to the Philippines, Java, etc., having fragrant, drooping flowers that yield a volatile oil used in perfumery.
2.
the oil or perfume.
Also, ilang-ilang.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Tagalog ilang-ilang
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ylang-ylang

/ˌiːlæŋˈiːlæŋ/
noun
1.
an aromatic Asian tree, Cananga odorata (or Canangium odoratum), with fragrant greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil: family Annonaceae
2.
the oil obtained from this tree, used in perfumery
Word Origin
C19: from Tagalog ilang-ilang
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