Definition of tiare in English:

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Pronunciation: /tiːˈɑːreɪ/

noun (plural same)

(In Tahiti) a gardenia of a variety bearing fragrant white flowers.
Example sentences
  • Other cultural symbols relate to the fertility of the land and the beauty of the islands (the tiare gardenia blossom and the black pearl).
  • In Tahiti, people wear a tiare (a hibiscus blossom) behind one ear.
  • Monoï is a Tahitian beauty oil made with tiare flowers and coconut oil, for the skin and hair.


Late 19th century: special use of French tiare 'tiara'.

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