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peperomia

Line breaks: pep¦er|omia
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛpəˈrəʊmɪə
 
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Definition of peperomia in English:

noun

A small fleshy-leaved tropical plant of the pepper family. Many are grown as houseplants, chiefly for their decorative foliage.
  • Genus Peperomia, family Piperaceae
Example sentences
  • Some of my favorite windowsill plants include many varieties of trailing ivy, African violets, primroses, pansies and violets, geraniums, gloxinias, cyclamens, coleus, kalonchoes, peperomias, and heartleaf philodendrons.
  • Currently, there are over 100 species of Peperomia cultivated in the United States, although many are in the hands of collectors.
  • There are many species of peperomia but all are grown for their decorative leaves.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek peperi.

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