Definition of Plumiera
1. Noun. Deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers.
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
Literary usage of Plumiera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 drástica. 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 ..."