Pi·​er·​is | \ ˈpīərə̇s \

Definition of Pieris

1 : 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
2 : the type genus of Pieridae containing the common cabbage butterflies

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History and Etymology for Pieris

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 13 Aug. 2020.

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