Peplis

noun Pep·lis \ ˈpeplə̇s \

Definition of Peplis

:a genus of chiefly aquatic herbs (family Lythraceae) that have opposite leaves and minute solitary greenish flowers in the axils and are sometimes used as aerators in the balanced aquarium — see water purslane

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Origin and Etymology of peplis

New Latin, from Latin, a plant, from Greek, wild purslane


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