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Definition of ylang-ylang noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also ilang-ilang) noun
    NAmE//ˌilɑŋ ˈilɑŋ//
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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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ylang-ylang