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  • n. frangipani

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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


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

    Mai Tai Daze

  • 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'

  • ” 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

  • “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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • They came out great and the plumeria one is still one of my favorites to make until now.

    I've Made Better...

  • Back in March when you did the flower cut-out soaps, I didn't have any cookie cutters available & it was the middle of the night so I used my Aloha Mold mini hibiscus and plumeria molds for my flower embeds instead.

    I've Made Better...

  • It seems that at the wedding festivities of the lord of Izamal, the cunning and devious Hunac Ceel used a love potion made from the plumeria flower to inflame Chib-xac-chib, then ruler of Chichen with passion for the bride, whom he carried off by force.

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