Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous succulent tropical herbs of the genus Peperomia, having simple, entire, palmately veined leaves and numerous minute, unisexual flowers densely grouped in cylindrical spikes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of herbaceous plants of the apetalous order Piperaceæ, the pepper family, and the tribe Pipereæ, characterized by the single sessile stigma, and the two stamens with the anther-cells confluent into one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various plants of the genus Peperomia; grown primarily for their often succulent foliage

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Peperomia, genus name : Greek peperi, pepper; see pepper + Greek homos, same; see homo-.

Examples

  • Ant bites were soothed with a poultice of peperomia, and ulcers were relieved with the red resin of a plant from the lowlands known as sangre de drago, the blood of the dragon.

    One River

  • Notwithstanding its elevated temperature, it is difficult to believe that the air can dissolve the quantity of water exhaled from the surface of the soil, the foliage of the trees, and their trunks: the latter are covered with a drapery of orchideae, peperomia, and other succulent plants.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1

  • Edenic bliss can be found in the master bathroom, where the mirror is surrounded by peace lily, peperomia and prayer plants.

    INHABITAT

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