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y·lang-y·lang

or i·lang-i·lang  (ē′läng-ē′läng)
n.
1. A tropical Asian tree (Cananga odorata) having fragrant greenish-yellow flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.
2. An oil or a perfume obtained from the flowers of this tree.

[Tagalog ilang-ilang.]

ylang-ylang

(ˌiːlæŋˈiːlæŋ) or

ilang-ilang

n
1. (Plants) an aromatic Asian tree, Cananga odorata (or Canangium odoratum), with fragrant greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil: family Annonaceae
2. (Elements & Compounds) the oil obtained from this tree, used in perfumery
[C19: from Tagalog ilang-ilang]

y•lang-y•lang

or i•lang-i•lang

(ˈi lɑŋˈi lɑŋ)

n.
1. an aromatic East Indian tree, Cananga odorata, of the annona family, having fragrant flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.
2. this oil.
[1875–80; < Tagalog ilang-ilang]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ylang-ylang - evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oilylang-ylang - evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental
Cananga, Canangium, genus Cananga, genus Canangium - a genus of Malayan tree
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary