Meaning of ylang-ylang

y•lang-y•lang

Pronunciation: (ē'läng-ē'läng), [key]
— n.
  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.
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