Definition of Pimelea in US English:

Pimelea

(also Pimelia)

noun

  • A genus of the family Thymelaeaceae, comprising evergreen shrubs native to Australasia and bearing white, pink, or yellow flowers in terminal heads, often surrounded by coloured bracts; (also pimelea) a shrub of this genus.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Edward Smith (1759–1828), botanist. From scientific Latin Pimelea from ancient Greek πιμελή fat + scientific Latin -a, so called on account of its oily seeds.

Pronunciation

Pimelea

/pɪˈmiːlɪə/