Definition of frangipani noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌfrændʒiˈpæni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfrændʒiˈpæni//
    ; BrE BrE//ˌfrændʒiˈpɑːni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfrændʒiˈpɑːni//
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a tropical American tree or bush with groups of white, pink, or yellow flowers
  2. 2[uncountable] a perfume that is made from the frangipani plant
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: named after the Marquis Muzio Frangipani, a 16th-cent. Italian nobleman who invented a perfume for scenting gloves.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frangipani