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

Examples of plumeria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the plumeria grew larger and taller, the rose tilted and then kept tilting in a valiant attempt to capture its fair share of sunlight. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2023 Atkinson is clear that root building is the most important element of successful plumeria cultivation. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Aug. 2022 John Allen and his daughter surveyed an ash-gray landscape once festooned with colorful orchids and plumerias from a hill above the Lahaina fire zone. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 17 Aug. 2023 The plumeria shook in the trees, their yellow hearts playing peekaboo as the blossoms ducked and shuddered in the storm. Chloe Schama, Vogue, 7 Aug. 2023 Her home was in an old neighborhood filled with plumeria, fruit, and mango trees, surrounded by amazing neighbors. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 11 Aug. 2023 Instructor Diana Donnellan will explain how to correctly prune plumeria trees and then give participants a chance to learn by working on the Arboretum’s plumeria. Jeanette Marantosstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 The bathtub rests in the back corner of the yard, near a palm tree, surrounded by a tropical garden planted with plumeria, passion flowers and desert roses, among other flora. Lia Picard, New York Times, 9 June 2023 With ingredients like plumeria and raspberry, Gold is like a drink of water for your skin. Leah Romero, ELLE, 26 May 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plumeria was in 1734

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“Plumeria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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