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frangipani

[ fran-juh-pan-ee, -pah-nee ]
/ 藢fr忙n d蕭蓹藞p忙n i, -藞p蓱 ni /
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noun, plural fran路gi路pan路is, fran路gi路pan路i.
a perfume prepared from or imitating the odor of the flower of a tropical American tree or shrub, Plumeria rubra, of the dogbane family.
the tree or shrub itself.
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Origin of frangipani

1860鈥65; <French frangipane, after Marquis Muzio Frangipane or Frangipani a 16th-century Italian nobleman, the supposed inventor of the perfume
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British Dictionary definitions for frangipani

frangipani
/ (藢fr忙nd蕭瑟藞p蓱藧n瑟) /

noun plural -panis or -pani
any tropical American apocynaceous shrub of the genus Plumeria, esp P. rubra, cultivated for its waxy typically white or pink flowers, which have a sweet overpowering scent
a perfume prepared from this plant or resembling the odour of its flowers
native frangipani Australian an Australian evergreen tree, Hymenosporum flavum, with large fragrant yellow flowers: family Pittosporaceae

Word Origin for frangipani

C17: via French from Italian: perfume for scenting gloves, named after the Marquis Muzio Frangipani, 16th-century Roman nobleman who invented it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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