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From New Latin Plumeria, genus name, from the name of French botanist Charles Plumier. The genus name is a proper noun and accordingly must be capitalised; the lower case "plumeria" is informal notation, not botanical.


plumeria (plural plumerias)

  1. frangipani
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
      Mrs Horrox told me departees were once presented with a garland of plumeria, but the Mission elders deemed garlands immoral.