noun Pi·er·is \ˈpīərə̇s\

Definition of Pieris

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

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Origin and Etymology of pieris

New Latin, from Greek, Pierian Muse from Pieria — more at pierian

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