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      n   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  
     (New Latin, from Greek pilos cap (from the shape of the segments of the perianth))  
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