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Any of numerous usually succulent tropical plants of the genus Peperomia, often grown as houseplants for their ornamental foliage and spikes of small, densely clustered flowers.
[New Latin Peperomia, genus name : Greek peperi, pepper; see pepper + Greek homos, same; see homo-.]
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(Plants) 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
[New Latin, from Greek peperi pepper + homoios similar + -ia]
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pep•er•o•mi•a(ˌpɛp əˈroʊ mi ə)
n., pl. -mi•as.
any of various plants of the genus Peperomia, of the pepper family, cultivated as houseplants.
[< New Latin (1794) < Greek péper(i) pepper + (h)om(ós) same (see homo-; the intended sense is probably that of hómoios like, similar) + New Latin -ia -ia]
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|Noun||1.||peperomia - any of various plants of the genus Peperomia; grown primarily for their often succulent foliage|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Peperomia - large genus of small tropical usually succulent herbs
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