plumeria

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Her home is at the end of a cul-de-sac of gated houses with short driveways and lush, overgrown gardens — plumeria, wild lemons, papaya, birds of paradise. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "India’s ‘Pickle Queen’ Preserves Everything, Including the Past," 6 Jan. 2020 Their Restorative Floral Bath not only boasts deeply relaxing notes of plumeria, jasmine, vetiver, and cedarwood, but also delivers next-level soothing and muscle relief with shea butter, kahai oil, green tea oil, and capscium. Vogue, "The Best New Bath Products to Give and Get This Winter," 21 Nov. 2019 Vendors will sell fruit trees, tropical plants, plumeria and Australian plants, and garden volunteers and master gardeners will be available to answer questions. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, "It’s fall, which means it’s prime plant sale time in Southern California," 4 Oct. 2019 Pause by a plumeria plant and inhale the sweet scent. Michael Melford, National Geographic, "The secret to mindful travel? A walk in the woods," 18 Oct. 2019 The speaker will be club member Lori Kilmer, who will share her expertise on plumerias. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Celtic Pageant winners named," 7 Oct. 2019 Watch hula competitions and ukulele performances, craft a lei or plumeria painting and feast on kalua pork, huli huli chicken and other island foods. Sara Cagle, Los Angeles Times, "Fleet Week, live jazz, a Native American powwow and more Labor Day weekend fun in and around SoCal," 28 Aug. 2019 The breeze is rich with fragrant plumeria and pineapple, and every minute of every day you’re reminded (and encouraged) to stop and take a nice, deep breath. Todd Plummer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Maui Needs To Be Your Next Girls Trip," 19 Nov. 2018 In the backyard there are vegetables, fruit trees, plumerias, flowering shrubs and a koi pond that produces fertilized water for the garden. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Rancho Bernardo, "Get garden ideas during tour next week," 27 Apr. 2018

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumeria. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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