from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of apetalous herbs of the order Urticaceæ, tribe Urticeæ, and subtribe Procrideæ, distinguished by the equilateral opposite leaves and loosely branched or somewhat condensed greenish cymes.
  • n. [lowercase] Plural of pileum.

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  • n. low-growing tropical perennials grown for their stingless foliage


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