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pepper family

noun

  1. the plant family Piperaceae, characterized by tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having simple leaves, dense spikes of very small flowers, and fleshy, berrylike fruit, and including peperomia and peppers of the genus Piper.


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It is made from the roots of a shrub belonging to the pepper family.

Piperace (pepper family), so called by the inhabitants of Polynesia, who make an intoxicating drink out of it.

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