pepper-family

pepper family

noun
the plant family Piperaceae, characterized by tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having simple leaves, dense spikes of very small flowers, and fleshy, berrylike fruit, and including peperomia and peppers of the genus Piper.
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pepper family

noun
tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having aromatic herbage and minute flowers in spikelets [syn: Piperaceae
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