Definition of tiare in English:
noun (plural same)
(In Tahiti) a gardenia of a variety bearing fragrant white flowers.
- 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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