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pilea

[pahy-lee-uh, pil-ee-uh] /ˈpaɪ li ə, ˈpɪl i ə/
noun
1.
any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Pilea, of the nettle family, many species of which are cultivated for their ornamental foliage.
Origin of pilea
< New Latin (1821), coinage based on Latin pīleus, pilleus skullcap (see pileus, -a2); orig. so called because one of the three sepals forms a hood over the fruit

pileum

[pahy-lee-uh m, pil-ee-] /ˈpaɪ li əm, ˈpɪl i-/
noun, plural pilea
[pahy-lee-uh, pil-ee-uh] /ˈpaɪ li ə, ˈpɪl i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the top of the head of a bird, from the base of the bill to the nape.
Origin
1870-75; < New Latin, special use of Latin pīleum, variant of pīleus skullcap
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British Dictionary definitions for pilea

pilea

/ˈpɪlɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the tropical annual or perennial genus Pilea, esp P. muscosa, the artillery or gunpowder plant, which releases a cloud of pollen when shaken; some others are grown for their ornamental foliage: family Urticaceae
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek pilos cap (from the shape of the segments of the perianth)

pileum

/ˈpaɪlɪəm; ˈpɪl-/
noun (pl) -lea (-lɪə)
1.
the top of a bird's head from the base of the bill to the occiput
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin pileus
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