pieris

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pieris (ˈpaɪərɪs)
 
n
any plant of a genus, Pieris, of American and Asiatic shrubs, esp P. formosa forrestii, grown for the bright red colour of its young foliage: family Ericaceae
 
[New Latin, from Greek Pierides, a name for the Muses]

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pieris

noun
1. decorative evergreen shrubs of woody vines 
2. type genus of the Pieridae 
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