Pronunciation: (fran"ju-pan'ē, -pä'nē), [key]
—pl. -pan•is, -pan•i.
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.
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