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Related to genus Piper: genus Capsicum
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|Noun||1.||genus Piper - type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs|
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Piperaceae, pepper family, Piperaceae - tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having aromatic herbage and minute flowers in spikelets
black pepper, common pepper, Madagascar pepper, pepper, Piper nigrum, white pepper - climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
betel, betel pepper, Piper betel - Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians