Peplis

noun

Pep·​lis
ˈpeplə̇s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Peplis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peplis. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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