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[seer-uh-pee-jee-uh, -juh]
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  1. any of various, usually climbing or trailing, plants of the genus Ceropegia, native to the Old World tropics and often cultivated as houseplants.
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Origin of ceropegia

< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek kēro- cero- + New Latin -pegia, perhaps < Greek -pēgia, noun derivative of pēgnýnai to stick in, fix in; perhaps to be taken as “candle holder”; compare Linnaeus' specific name candelabrum
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