Plumeria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Plumeria deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plumeria A genus of trees of the gamopetalous order Apocynaceæ, type of the tribe Plumerieæ, and of the subtribe Euplumerieæ. It is characterized by the numerous ovules in many rows in two carpels which ripen into two rigid diverging follicles, a calyx glandular within, stamens near the base of the tube of a salvershaped corolla, winged seeds, and unappendaged anthers. There are about 45 species, natives of tropical America, some of them naturalized in the Old World. They are trees with thick branches, alternate long stalked and prominently feather-veined leaves, and large white, yellow, or purplish flowers in terminal cymes. See jasmine-tree, kambodja, nosegay-tree, and pagoda-tree.
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Usage

In literature:

Bunga or kumbang kamboja (Plumeria obtusa) is likewise named bunga kubur-an, from its being always planted about graves.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
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In news:

This week: Choosing the right Plumeria tree.
To keep your baby plumerias happy, be sure to keep them well watered.
I would pull up to work, take a deep breath, pluck a fragrant plumeria out of the tree, put it behind my ear, and hope that my students would show aloha to each other that day.
Maui's Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is home to this old-school bar that's traditionally Hawaiian with plumeria trees, torches, and thatched roofs.
Plumeria plants for sale, 8 a.m.-4 pm 9230 Vanalden Ave, Northridge 818-970-2483.
B Belvoir Winery , Liberty, Missouri THE WINE : Plumeria – a blend of Traminette, Vignoles and Seyval – $18 at the winery .
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