Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of trees of the gamopetalous order Apocynaceæ, type of tribe Plumerieæ, and of the subtribe Euplumerieæ. It is characterized by the numerous ovules in many rows in two carpels which ripen into two rigid diverging follicles, a calyx glandular within, stamens near the base of the tube of a salvershaped corolla, winged seeds, and unappendaged anthers. There are about 45 species, natives of tropical America, some of them naturalized in the Old World. They are trees with thick branches, alternate long stalked and prominently feather-veined leaves, and large white, yellow, or purplish flowers in terminal cymes. See jasmine-tree, kambodja, nosegay-tree, and pagoda-tree.
- n. frangipani
- n. deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers
- From New Latin Plumeria, genus name, from the name of French botanist Charles Plumier. (Wiktionary)
“I headed outside to take a deep cleansing breath of plumeria scented air mixed with diesel bus fumes.”
“A shady avocado tree is planted next to plumeria flowers fronting the home that is listed on the state historic registry.”
“ Scattered across these snowdrifts were summery eruptions of color: Japanese and Hawaiian women selling leis of red ginger, yellow orchids, green maile, pink plumeria, and golden 'ilima blossoms.”
““We can take your toughest criticism,” Claire assured each camper at registration, where each received her room key, information packet, and a beautiful lei made of plumeria blossoms.”
“Katy awoke to orchids and plumeria, a handmade lei, and a thumbtacked Hawaiian panorama.”
“I colored the hibiscus with yellow mica and used rose pearl and red micas for the plumeria for a deep pink color, then scented each with Tropical Vacation and Plumeria FOs.”
“Just read your post about wanting to see my plumeria soap - I haven't quite figured out yet how to post pictures on the web eventhough you have mini-tutorials on the TeachSoap forum.”
“They came out great and the plumeria one is still one of my favorites to make until now.”
“Back in March when you did the flower cut-out soaps, I didn't have any cookie cutters available & it was the middle of the night so I used my Aloha Mold mini hibiscus and plumeria molds for my flower embeds instead.”
“It seems that at the wedding festivities of the lord of Izamal, the cunning and devious Hunac Ceel used a love potion made from the plumeria flower to inflame Chib-xac-chib, then ruler of Chichen with passion for the bride, whom he carried off by force.”
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