[pip-uh-rey-shuh s, pahy-puh-]


belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants.

Compare pepper family.

Origin of piperaceous

1665–75; < New Latin Piperace(ae) (Piper the type genus (Latin: pepper) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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of, relating to, or belonging to the Piperaceae, a family of pungent tropical shrubs and climbing flowering plants: includes pepper, betel, and cubeb

Word Origin for piperaceous

C17: via New Latin from Latin piper pepper
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