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(ɪˈpɪʃɪə; ɪˈpɪʃə)
(Plants) a creeping plant of the genus Episcia
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(ɪˈpɪʃ i ə, ɪˈpɪʃ ə)

n., pl. -sci•as.
any tropical American plant of the genus Episcia, having textured, variegated leaves and showy flowers.
[1865–70; < New Latin < Greek episkiá, shaded]
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Noun1.episcia - any plant of the genus Episciaepiscia - any plant of the genus Episcia; usually creeping and stoloniferous and of cascading habit; grown for their colorful foliage and flowers
genus Episcia - genus of tropical American herbs having soft hairy foliage
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
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submarginalis, Episcia lilacina, Kohleria spicata, Napeanthus bracteatus, Paradrymonia decurrens* GLEICHENIACEAE (0/1) Sticherus bifidus GNETACEAE (0/1) Gnetum leyboldii HAEMODORACEAE (0/1) Xiphidium caeruleum HELICONIACEAE (0/8) Heliconia imbricata, H.
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