- any of several tropical American plants of the genus Episcia, often cultivated as houseplants for their textured, variegated foliage and showy flowers.
Origin of episcia
1865–70; < New Latin < Greek episkiá feminine of episkiós shaded, equivalent to epi- epi- + -skios, adj. derivative of skiá shade, shadow
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018