plumeria(redirected from Franchipane)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
[New Latin Plumeria, genus name, from Plumerius, Latinized form of the surname of Charles Plumier (1646-1704), French botanist.]
(Plants) a tropical tree with candelabra-like branches
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Plumeria - 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