: a genus of shrubby spinose tropical American plants (family Cactaceae) having slender branches, broad flat leaves, and large pyramidal flowers see barbados gooseberry

Word History


New Latin, from Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc †1637 French antiquarian and naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Peireskia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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