Ylang Ylang

Nahaufnahme der Blüte von Dwarf Ylang-Ylang mit Blättern. (Cananga fruticosa)

Cananga odorata

Synonyme:
Cananga
Ylang Ylang (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Alternative forms

  • ylang-ylang, ilang-ilang

Etymology

Tagalog, from either ilang (wilderness) or ilang-ilan (rare).

Noun

ylang ylang (countable and uncountable, plural ylang ylangs)

  1. (countable) The fragrant flower of a tropical tree (Cananga odorata) native to southeast Asia.
  2. (uncountable) An essential oil derived from this flower used in aromatherapy and perfumes.
  3. (countable) The tree on which ylang ylang flowers
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