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piperaceous

[ pip-uh-rey-shuhs, pahy-puh- ]
/ ˌpɪp əˈreɪ ʃəs, ˌpaɪ pə- /
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adjective

belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants.

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Origin of piperaceous

1665–75; <New Latin Piperace(ae) (Piper the type genus (Latin: pepper) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for piperaceous

piperaceous
/ (ˌpɪpəˈreɪʃəs) /

adjective

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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