plumeria

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plu·mer·i·a

 (plo͞o-mîr′ē-ə)
[New Latin Plumeria, genus name, from Plumerius, Latinized form of the surname of Charles Plumier (1646-1704), French botanist.]

plumeria

(pluːˈmɪərɪə)
n
(Plants) a tropical tree with candelabra-like branches
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Noun1.plumeria - deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowersPlumeria - deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Apocynaceae, dogbane family, family Apocynaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
frangipani, frangipanni - any of various tropical American deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Plumeria having milky sap and showy fragrant funnel-shaped variously colored flowers