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n. pl. pi·le·a (-lē-ə)
The top of a bird's head, extending from the base of the bill to the nape.

[New Latin pīleum, from Latin pīleus, felt cap.]


(Plants) any plant of the tropical annual or perennial genus Pilea, esp P. muscosa, the artillery or gunpowder plant, which releases a cloud of pollen when shaken; some others are grown for their ornamental foliage: family Urticaceae
[New Latin, from Greek pilos cap (from the shape of the segments of the perianth)]
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Noun1.Pilea - low-growing tropical perennials grown for their stingless foliage
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Urticaceae, nettle family, Urticaceae - a family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs
clearweed, Pilea pumilla, richweed, dead nettle - a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
artillery plant, Pilea microphylla - tropical American stingless nettle that discharges its pollen explosively
friendship plant, panamica, panamiga, Pilea involucrata - low stingless nettle of Central and South America having velvety brownish-green toothed leaves and clusters of small green flowers
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German company Paul-Heinz Wesjohann Group wants to buy Bulgarian Ameta Holding, owner of the aLudogorsko pilea brand of poultry and poultry products and the PilCo processing plant in Razgrad.
The three genera with the highest number of threatened species are Eugenia (Myrtaceae) (54 species), Lepanthes (Orchidaceae) (27 species), and Pilea (Urticaceae) (31 species).
Larvae were collected on the young leaves of Pilea peperomioides Diels (Rosales: Urticaceae) directly indoors, and the isolated leaves with second instar larvae were put in a petri dish sealed with parafilm; and several days later, the prepupae and pupae were collected from the petri dish.
The new species are members of the genus Pilea, which is part of the nettle family.
Plants used to create the living wall for the Emmy Award winning "Nate Berkus Show" set included: neon potos, moon valley pilea, golden gate peperomia, exotica purple waffle, allusion arrowhead syngonium and echeverierias among others.
As the health sector in Oman grows and modernises, awareness about safe disposal of the country's growing pileA of medical waste must grow, driven by public health concerns and demands for better environmental protection," Al A Kindi pointed out.
Following a few missteps, the hydroponically grown mural is now a robust tapestry of leafy plants, among them philodendron, fittonia, pilea and the spiderplant, chlorophytum.
Among the 19 species studied, the species, Pilea microphylla, showed Pb content in shoots above that in the soils where they grew.
These are attributable to a revaluation of the company's dollar-denominated cash deposits (75% of the company's acash pilea of approximately $20 bln, if long-term investments are included).
5 -- pokeweed) * Pilea pumila (clearweed) * -- -- -- Pinus strobes (white pine) * -- -- 2.
Good choices include trailing tradescantia, variegated dracaena, purple-leafed dracaena, pilea, maranta (or prayer plant) and miniature parlour palm.
GENTLY DOES IT: Lower small plants like this pilea (watermelon plant) down through the neck, then firm down the compost to secure it in the glass; BOWLED OVER: Wide-necked containers are even easier to plant