Definition of ylang-ylang noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also ilang-ilang) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌiːlæŋ ˈiːlæŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌiːlæŋ ˈiːlæŋ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] an oil from the flowers of a tropical tree, used in perfumes and aromatherapy
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] a tree with yellow flowers from which this oil is obtained
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Tagalog ilang-ilang.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ylang-ylang