Definition of Plumiera

1. Noun. Deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers.

Exact synonyms: Genus Plumeria, Plumeria
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Frangipani, Frangipanni



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plumiera

Plotinus
Plott hound
Plotz bacillus
Plough Monday
Plough Sunday
Plovdiv
Plow Monday
Plowright
Plumbaginaceae
Plumbaginales
Plumbago europaea
Plumeria
Plumeria acutifolia
Plumeria alba
Plumiera
Plummer's dilator
Plumularia
Plutarch
Plutarchian
Plutarchs
Pluteaceae
Pluteus aurantiorugosus
Pluteus cervinus
Pluteus magnus
Pluto
Plutonian
Plutonians
Plutophile
Pluvialis

Literary usage of Plumiera

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1. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"plumiera DRAS'TICA, is given in Brazil in jaundice, and chronic obstructions, .... plumiera ..."

2. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1865)
"plumiera alba. A native of tropical America, the fruit of which is edible, ... plumiera drĂ¡stica. The milky juice of this species is used in Brazil, ..."

3. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The orchids are cultivated there on stems of species of plumiera, in the shade of lofty trees of Evia acida, Bl. The brightness in the orchid quarter was on ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The bark of plumiera ... of Boorsma and Merck, obtained from plumiera acutifolia (Poir.) ; it is probably the methyl ester of ..."

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