peperomia

peperomia

[pep-uh-roh-mee-uh]
noun
any of numerous tropical and subtropical plants belonging to the genus Peperomia, of the pepper family, cultivated as houseplants for their ornamental foliage.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek péper(i) pepper + (h)om(ós) same (see homo-; the intended sense is probably that of hómoios like, similar) + Neo-Latin -ia -ia

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peperomia (pɛpəˈrəʊmɪə)
 
n
any plant of the large genus Peperomia from tropical and subtropical America with slightly fleshy ornamental leaves, some of which are grown as pot plants: family Piperaceae
 
[New Latin, from Greek peperi pepper + homoios similar + -ia]

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