peperomia [pep-uh-roh-mee-uh] Word Origin noun

  1. any of numerous tropical and subtropical plants belonging to the genus Peperomia, of the pepper family, cultivated as houseplants for their ornamental foliage.

Origin of peperomia New Latin Greek péper(i) pepper + (h)om(ós) same (see homo-; the intended sense is probably that of hómoios like, similar) + New Latin -ia -ia British Dictionary definitions for peperomia peperomia noun

  1. any plant of the large genus Peperomia from tropical and subtropical America with slightly fleshy ornamental leaves, some of which are grown as pot plants: family Piperaceae

Word Origin for peperomia New Latin, from Greek peperi pepper + homoios similar + -ia

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