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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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The new species are members of the genus Pilea, which is part of the nettle family.
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