Definition of pieris in English:

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pieris

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪərɪs/ /ˈpʌɪərɪs/

noun

An evergreen shrub of the heather family, typically having pink or red young leaves and loose clusters of waxy white bell-shaped flowers. It is native to North America and Asia.
  • Genus Pieris, family Ericaceae.
Example sentences
  • Rhododendrons, most heathers, camellias, pieris, skimmia, citrus and many others must have acid soil.
  • The same cultural practices may also be applied to blueberries, pieris, heather, holly and other plants that prefer acid, organic soils.
  • Some shrubs like rhododendrons, magnolias, pieris, enkianthus, and most evergreens are best not pruned at all.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin, literally 'Muse', from Pieria, the name of a district in northern Thessaly, said to be the home of the Muses.

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