any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Plumeria in the dogbane family, native to tropical regions and having simple, opposite leaves, usually showy flowers, and a milky sap that can be irritating to the eyes or skin; frangipani: Plumeria is an important crop in Hawaii, with millions of flowers sold to be used in leis every year.
the flower of a plumeria tree:The temple courtyard is carpeted with plumeria, the Lao national flower.
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Bunga or kumbang kamboja (plumeria obtusa) is likewise named bunga kubur-an, from its being always planted about graves.The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
They likewise plant a shrub, bearing a white flower, called kumbangkamboja (plumeria obtusa), and in some places wild marjoram.The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
Perhaps the most beautiful and fragrant flower which grows in Antigua is the frangepanier, or plumeria.Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2) | Anonymous
Two hundred acres of cactus, succulents, plumeria and other dry land plants.Oahu Traveler's guide | Bill Gleasner
Of the scented plants the plumeria and a double flowering jasmine were the most esteemed.