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Definition of "frangipani" [fran•gi•pan•i]

  • Any of various tropical American deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Plumeria, having milky sap and showy, fragrant, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers. Also called temple tree. (noun)
  • A perfume derived from or similar in scent to the flowers of one of these shrubs or trees. (noun)
  • A creamy pastry filling flavored with almonds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frangipani" in a sentence
  • "These ganaches also come in other flavours, such as frangipani, lime, vervaine, lavender, blue lotus and tuberose!"
  • "In the Crawford Market I had watched the florists at work tearing the blossoms from a kind of frangipani known as the Temple"
  • "Use: Related to the frangipani but more drought tolerant, this small shrub is evergreen."