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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.]
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(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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Today, not only is his house blooming, he also has some rare 'collector's items', such as the pilea peperomioides or Chinese money plant ('a popular Instagram plant'), lithops (also known as flowing stones for their unique looks), and Alocasia baginda (also known as Silver Dragon Scale).
Pilea purnila (native) was the least colonized species with only 17% of the root colonized by hyphae and an average of 0.23 vesicles and 0.04 arbuscules per field of view.
For the rockeries Phoenix, Yucca, Agave, Asparagus, Cactus, Begonia, Juniper, Ruselia, Duranta, Iresine whereas for indoor plantation Aglaonema, Aucuba, Beaucarnea, Cladium, Coleus, Cycas, Dracaena, Dieffenbachia, Ficus benjmina, Pilea, Scheflera were used in the plantation, he added.
A new friend recently gave me a small pilea plant from one of the "babies" her plant produced.
I went for a croton for its striking green and yellow leaves, a small fern which will adore the high humidity the bottle garden will provide, and a Pilea with its silvery grey foliage.
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Mudgal et al., "Antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant effects of the flavonoid rich fraction of Pilea microphylla (L.) in high fat diet/streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice," Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology, vol.
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.