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peperomia

[pep-uh-roh-mee-uh]
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noun
  1. any of numerous tropical and subtropical plants belonging to the genus Peperomia, of the pepper family, cultivated as houseplants for their ornamental foliage.
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Origin of peperomia

< New Latin < Greek péper(i) pepper + (h)om(ós) same (see homo-; the intended sense is probably that of hómoios like, similar) + New Latin -ia -ia
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peperomia

noun
  1. any plant of the large genus Peperomia from tropical and subtropical America with slightly fleshy ornamental leaves, some of which are grown as pot plants: family Piperaceae
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Word Origin

New Latin, from Greek peperi pepper + homoios similar + -ia
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