Definition of pilea in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪlɪə


  • A plant of the nettle family which lacks stinging hairs, native to warm regions and widely grown as an indoor plant.
    • Genus Pilea, family Urticaceae
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    • The genus Pilea, a member of the family Urticaceae, contains over 200 species of herbaceous perennials and annuals found in the tropics except Australia.
    • A pilea is a tropical plant grown for its attractive foliage, which comes in several colorful varieties.
    • The many species of Pilea (Aluminium Plant) grow best in an east window or a medium light intensity.


modern Latin, from Latin pileus 'felt cap'.

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