episcia

noun
epi·​scia | \ i-ˈpi-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce episcia (audio) \

Definition of episcia

: 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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First Known Use of episcia

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for episcia

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

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The first known use of episcia was circa 1868

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“Episcia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/episcia. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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