pi·​me·​lea | \ pə̇ˈmēlyə also -lēə \

Definition of pimelea

1 capitalized : a genus of shrubs (family Thymelaeaceae) of Australia and New Zealand having small opposite leaves and clustered white, yellow, or pink flowers with two stamens succeeded by berrylike fruits — see rice flower
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Pimelea

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New Latin, from Greek pimelē lard

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“Pimelea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pimelea. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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