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peperomia

[pep-uh-roh-mee-uh] /ˌpɛp əˈroʊ mi ə/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek peperi pepper + homoios similar + -ia
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