Peireskia

noun Pei·res·kia \pəˈreskēə, pēˈ-\

Definition of Peireskia

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

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Origin and Etymology of peireskia

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


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