piperaceous

piperaceous

[pip-uh-rey-shuhs, pahy-puh-]
adjective
belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants.
Compare pepper family.


Origin:
1665–75; < Neo-Latin Piperace(ae) (Piper the type genus (Latin: pepper) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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piperaceous (ˌpɪpəˈreɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Piperaceae, a family of pungent tropical shrubs and climbing flowering plants: includes pepper, betel, and cubeb
 
[C17: via New Latin from Latin piperpepper]

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