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episcia

[ih-pish-ee-uh, ih-pish-uh] /ɪˈpɪʃ i ə, ɪˈpɪʃ ə/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American plants of the genus Episcia, often cultivated as houseplants for their textured, variegated foliage and showy flowers.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin < Greek episkiá feminine of episkiós shaded, equivalent to epi- epi- + -skios, adj. derivative of skiá shade, shadow
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