noun Pe·ra·mi·um \pəˈrāmēəm\

Definition of Peramium

in some classifications

  1. :  a small genus of North American orchids comprising a few rattlesnake plantains more commonly included in Goodyera

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Origin and Etymology of peramium

New Latin, from Latin pera bag, pouch (from Greek pēra) + New Latin -amium (origin unknown)

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to cast off or become cast off

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