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piperaceous

[pip-uh-rey-shuh s, pahy-puh-] /ˌpɪp əˈreɪ ʃəs, ˌpaɪ pə-/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants.
Compare pepper family.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < New Latin Piperace(ae) (Piper the type genus (Latin: pepper) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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piperaceous

/ˌpɪpəˈreɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Piperaceae, a family of pungent tropical shrubs and climbing flowering plants: includes pepper, betel, and cubeb
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Latin piperpepper
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