Plumeria | Definition of Plumeria by Merriam-Webster


plu·​me·​ria | \ plü-ˈmir-ē-ə How to pronounce plumeria (audio) \

Definition of plumeria

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Recent Examples on the Web Plus, the distinctive fruity-floral plumeria scent will virtually transport you to the lush, tropical islands. Katie Chang, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Carissa Moore wore a white and yellow plumeria pinned next to her ear for her victory-lap interviews after making history as the first Olympic gold medalist at surfing’s historic debut. Sally Ho, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Aug. 2021 At its heart is a musky, lush vanilla, like a Palermo window box bursting with fragrant plumeria. Heather Eddy, Bon Appétit, 15 June 2021 Both plumeria and cannas are the most susceptible plants in local landscapes. Tom Maccubbin,, 5 June 2021 Those who travel to the state of Hawaii arrive in Honolulu, the capital, to the scent of honey and ginger from the plumeria trees that line the inner courtyards of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Whitney Robinson, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2021 This soft matte lipstick from Lawless is made of antimicrobial elderberry and redness-reducing plumeria extract. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2020 Her home is at the end of a cul-de-sac of gated houses with short driveways and lush, overgrown gardens — plumeria, wild lemons, papaya, birds of paradise. Tejal Rao, New York Times, 6 Jan. 2020 Their Restorative Floral Bath not only boasts deeply relaxing notes of plumeria, jasmine, vetiver, and cedarwood, but also delivers next-level soothing and muscle relief with shea butter, kahai oil, green tea oil, and capscium. Vogue, 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of plumeria

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plumeria

New Latin, genus name, from Charles Plumier †1704 French botanist

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The first known use of plumeria was in 1734

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“Plumeria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Oct. 2021.

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