peperomia

noun
pep·​er·​o·​mia | \ ˌpe-pə-ˈrō-mē-ə How to pronounce peperomia (audio) \

Definition of peperomia

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

Examples of peperomia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cissus discolor and a peperomia plant are among his fall picks. Washington Post, "‘Plant influencers’ offer decor tips for fall houseplants," 6 Aug. 2019 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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Cite this Entry

“Peperomia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peperomia. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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