2004 ... were once presented with a garland of plumeria. but the Mission elders deemed garlands immoral. "” Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell.
Origin of plumeria
- New Latin Plumeria genus name from Plumerius Latinized form of the surname of Charles Plumier (1646–1704), French botanist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From New Latin Plumeria, genus name, from the name of French botanist Charles Plumier.
- From the name of French botanist Charles Plumier.