: a small genus of American and Asiatic evergreen shrubs (family Ericaceae) having white flowers in bracted racemes and a cylindrical or urn-shaped corolla see japanese andromeda , mountain fetterbush
: the type genus of Pieridae containing the common cabbage butterflies

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, Pierian Muse from Pieria

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“Pieris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pieris. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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