[pip-uh-rey-shuh s, pahy-puh-]
belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants.
Compare pepper family.
Origin of piperaceous
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Historical Examples of piperaceous
An alkaloid has been obtained from the piperaceous jaborandi by Parodi, and named by him jaborandine.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
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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