[fran-juh-pan-ee, -pah-nee] /ˌfræn dʒəˈpæn i, -ˈpɑ ni/
noun, plural frangipanis, frangipani.
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.
noun (pl) -panis, -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
(Austral) native frangipani, an Australian evergreen tree, Hymenosporum flavum, with large fragrant yellow flowers: family Pittosporaceae
type of shrub, 1864; earlier frangipane, a type of perfume (1670s), from French frangipane (16c.), said to be from Frangipani, the family name of the Italian inventor.
FRANGIPANI, an illustrious and powerful Roman House, which traces its origin to the 7th c., and attained the summit of its glory in the 11th and 12th centuries. … The origin of the name Frangipani is attributed to the family’s benevolent distribution of bread in time of famine. [“Chambers’s Encyclopædia,” 1868]
[frahng-gley; French frahn-gle] /frɑŋˈgleɪ; French frɑ̃ˈglɛ/ noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. French spoken or written with a large admixture of English words, especially those of American origin. /French frɑ̃ɡlɛ/ noun 1. informal French containing a high proportion of words of English origin n. “French marred by many English words,” 1959, from French, from français “French” + […]
[frangk] /fræŋk/ adjective, franker, frankest. 1. direct and unreserved in speech; straightforward; sincere: Her criticism of my work was frank but absolutely fair. 2. without inhibition or subterfuge; direct; undisguised: a frank appeal for financial aid. 3. Pathology. unmistakable; clinically evident: frank blood. 4. Archaic. liberal or generous. 5. Obsolete. . noun 6. a signature […]
/ˈfræŋkəlˌmɔɪn/ noun 1. (English legal history) a form of tenure by which religious bodies held lands, esp on condition of praying for the soul of the donor
- Frank chapman
[chap-muh n] /ˈtʃæp mən/ noun 1. Frank Michler [mik-ler] /ˈmɪk lər/ (Show IPA), 1864–1945, U.S. ornithologist, museum curator, and author. 2. George, 1559–1634, English poet, dramatist, and translator. 3. John, . /ˈtʃæpmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. (archaic) a trader, esp an itinerant pedlar /ˈtʃæpmən/ noun 1. George 1559–1634, English dramatist and poet, noted for his […]