episcia

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noun epi·scia \i-ˈpi-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of episcia

  1. :  any of a genus (Episcia) of tropical American herbs of the gesneriad family that have hairy foliage and are related to the African violet

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Origin and Etymology of episcia

New Latin, from Greek episkios shaded, from epi- + skia shadow — more at shine


First Known Use: circa 1868

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