Definition of plumeria in English:


Syllabification: plu·me·ri·a
Pronunciation: /plo͞oˈmirēə


A fragrant flowering tropical tree of a genus that includes frangipani.
  • Genus Plumeria, family Apocynaceae
More example sentences
  • So it was inevitable that when Greg and wife Maria moved to coastal Southern California - where the climate is mild enough for kentia palms and plumerias - he seized the opportunity to create his own backyard resort.
  • If you think about it, orchids, gardenias, heliconias, Birds of Paradise, and plumerias are all lovely additions to gardens in tropical areas.
  • Since plumerias are dormant and stored in garages and greenhouses for the winter, I would repot it in a larger container in spring.


modern Latin, named after Charles Plumier (1646–1704), French botanist.

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