peperomia

noun
pep·er·o·mia | \ˌpe-pə-ˈrō-mē-ə \

Definition of peperomia 

: any of a genus (Peperomia) of fleshy tropical herbs of the pepper family often cultivated for their showy variegated leaves

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Sitting just beside the visitor entrance there is a 40-foot long and 15-foot high living wall filled with a wild assortment of tropical foliage plants – peperomias, lipstick plants and a whole lot more. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Being a gardener in Kentucky isn't so bad. Here's why," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of peperomia

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peperomia

New Latin, from Greek peperi pepper + homoios like, similar — more at homeo-

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The first known use of peperomia was in 1882

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