Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of trees of the gamopetalous order Apocynaceæ, type of the tribe Plumerieæ, and of the subtribe Euplumerieæ.

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  • noun frangipani

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  • noun deciduous shrubs and trees of tropical America having branches like candelabra and fragrant white or pink flowers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Plumeria, genus name, from Plumerius, Latinized form of the surname of Charles Plumier (1646–1704), French botanist.]

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From New Latin Plumeria, genus name, from the name of French botanist Charles Plumier.

Examples

  • I headed outside to take a deep cleansing breath of plumeria scented air mixed with diesel bus fumes.

    Mai Tai Daze

  • ” 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.

    Excerpt: Honolulu by Alan Brennert

  • ” 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.

    Excerpt: Honolulu by Alan Brennert

  • A shady avocado tree is planted next to plumeria flowers fronting the home that is listed on the state historic registry.

    Family of doctor who delivered Obama 'honored'

  • Katy awoke to orchids and plumeria, a handmade lei, and a thumbtacked Hawaiian panorama.

    Spider Bones

  • 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.

    I've Made Better...

  • “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.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • 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.

    I've Made Better...

  • “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.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • “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.

    The Aloha Quilt

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