Definition of pilea in English:

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pilea

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪlɪə/

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin pileus 'felt cap'.

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