plu·​me·​ria | \ plü-ˈmir-ē-ə How to pronounce plumeria (audio) \

Definition of plumeria

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Recent Examples on the Web The decline of plumeria plants, also known as frangipani, is kind of sneaky. Tom Maccubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 7 May 2022 Start watering plumeria when leaves appear toward the end of the month. Start fertilizing roses with slow-release fertilizer this month. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2022 Allow the ends of the affected plumeria, also known as frangipani shrubs, to shrivel a little and die back to healthy plant portions. Tom Maccubbin,, 26 Feb. 2022 But the lobby's main tree is all about authentic Polynesian culture with bright red 'ohi'a lehua garland, multi-colored plumeria flowers, and puka shell star ornaments. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Dec. 2021 For decorative flowers in the shade this winter, consider planting cyclamen or plumeria. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Nov. 2021 Plus, the distinctive fruity-floral plumeria scent will virtually transport you to the lush, tropical islands. Katie Chang, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Carissa Moore wore a white and yellow plumeria pinned next to her ear for her victory-lap interviews after making history as the first Olympic gold medalist at surfing’s historic debut. Sally Ho, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Aug. 2021 At its heart is a musky, lush vanilla, like a Palermo window box bursting with fragrant plumeria. Heather Eddy, Bon Appétit, 15 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of plumeria

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plumeria

New Latin, genus name, from Charles Plumier †1704 French botanist

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“Plumeria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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