[pip-uh-rey-shuh s, pahy-puh-]
- belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants.
Compare pepper family.
Origin of piperaceous
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Examples from the Web for piperaceous
An alkaloid has been obtained from the piperaceous jaborandi by Parodi, and named by him jaborandine.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- 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 piper pepper
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