frangipani
also frangipanni noun (plural -pani; also -panni) Etymology: modification of Italian frangipane, from Muzio Frangipane, 16th century Italian nobleman Date: 1675 1. a perfume derived from or imitating the odor of the flower of a frangipani (Plumeria rubra) 2. any of a genus (Plumeria) of shrubs or small trees of the dogbane family that are native to the American tropics and widely cultivated as ornamentals

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  • frangipani — [fran΄jipān΄fran΄ji pan′ē, fran΄jipän′ē] n. pl. frangipani or frangipanis [It, after Marquis Frangipani (16th c. It nobleman), said to have invented the perfume] 1. any of a genus (Plumeria) of tropical American shrubs and trees of the dogbane… …   English World dictionary

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  • frangipani — /fran jeuh pan ee, pah nee/, n., pl. frangipanis, frangipani. 1. a perfume prepared from or imitating the odor of the flower of a tropical American tree or shrub, Plumeria rubra, of the dogbane family. 2. the tree or shrub itself. [1860 65; < F… …   Universalium

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  • Frangipani — Fran|gi|pani [frand̮ʒi pa:ni ], der; [s], [s] [nach dem Namen einer ital. Adelsfamilie]: (zur Gattung der Plumeria gehörender) in den Tropen u. Subtropen beheimateter Baum mit stark duftenden, sehr dekorativen weißen, rosafarbenen od. gelben… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • frangipani — [ˌfran(d)ʒɪ pani, pα:ni] noun (plural frangipanis) a tropical American tree or shrub with clusters of fragrant white, pink, or yellow flowers. [Plumeria rubra and related species.] ↘perfume obtained from the frangipani plant. Origin C19: named… …   English new terms dictionary

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