[pahy-lee-uh, pil-ee-uh] /ˈpaɪ li ə, ˈpɪl i ə/

any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Pilea, of the nettle family, many species of which are cultivated for their ornamental foliage.
[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)
the top of the head of a bird, from the base of the bill to the nape.
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
/ˈpaɪlɪəm; ˈpɪl-/
noun (pl) -lea (-lɪə)
the top of a bird’s head from the base of the bill to the occiput


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