pierine

adjective
pi·​er·​ine | \ˈpīəˌrīn, (ˈ)pī¦erə̇n\

Definition of pierine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the genus Pieris

pierine

noun
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plural -s

Definition of pierine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of the genus Pieris

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Adjective

New Latin Pieris + English -ine

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