Peireskia

noun
Pei·res·kia | \pəˈreskēə, pēˈ-\

Definition of Peireskia 

: 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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History and Etymology for Peireskia

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

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