Definition of Ilang-ilang

1. Noun. Oil distilled from flowers of the ilang-ilang tree; used in perfumery.

Generic synonyms: Essential Oil, Volatile Oil



2. Noun. Evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental.

Definition of Ilang-ilang

1. Noun. (alternative form of ylang ylang) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ilang-ilang

ikkats
ikon
ikonic
ikons
ikota
ikra
ikranite
ikunolite
il-
il. col.
ilala
ilalas
ilama
ilama tree
iland
ilang-ilang (current term)
ilang-ilangs
ilarvirus
ile
ilea
ileac
ileadelphus
ileal
ileal arteries
ileal artery
ileal bladder
ileal conduit
ileal diseases
ileal intussusception
ileal neoplasms

Literary usage of Ilang-ilang

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1. Complete Geography by Henry Justin Roddy, Samuel MacClintock (1915)
"The ilang-ilang grow? throughout the Archipelago and is highly prized ... The essence known as "ilang-ilang" is growing in CACAO. importance as an export. ..."

2. Barbara's Philippine Journey by Frances Williston Burks (1914)
"The trees that gave us the greatest delight on all our lovely drive were the ilang ilang trees, which grow only in the Philippines. ..."

3. A Nature Study Reader for the Philippine Islands by John Gaylord Coulter (1904)
"CHAPTER XVIII ilang-ilang OF all the flowers in the Islands the ... There is no flower which gives greater pleasure to the Filipino people than ilang-ilang. ..."

4. Paz and Pablo: A Story of Two Little Filipinos by Addie Fouts Mitchell (1917)
"Soon Pablo returned with a large bunch of ilang-ilang flowers. ... Ilang- ilang grows on a tree, and Pablo had to climb for it, but he did not mind that. ..."

5. Around the World by Tolman, Harriet Louise Jerome, Estelle M. Hart, Clarence Franklin Carroll (1908)
"Did you ever sinell the perfume called ilang-ilang ? How sweet it is! The ilang-ilang tree grows nowhere else but on the Philippine Islands, it is said. ..."

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