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- noun countable The
fragrantflower of a tropical tree (Cananga odorata) native to southeast Asia.
- noun uncountable An
essential oilderived from this flower used in aromatherapyand perfumes.
- noun countable The tree on which ylang ylang flowers grow.
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Tagalog, from either ilang ("wilderness") or ilang-ilan ("rare").
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slumry commented on the word ylang ylang
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