Definition of peperomia in English:

peperomia

noun

  • A small fleshy-leaved tropical plant of the pepper family. Many are grown as houseplants, chiefly for their decorative foliage.

    Genus Peperomia, family Piperaceae

    • ‘There are many species of peperomia but all are grown for their decorative leaves.’
    • ‘Some of my favorite windowsill plants include many varieties of trailing ivy, African violets, primroses, pansies and violets, geraniums, gloxinias, cyclamens, coleus, kalonchoes, peperomias, and heartleaf philodendrons.’
    • ‘Currently, there are over 100 species of Peperomia cultivated in the United States, although many are in the hands of collectors.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek peperi.

Pronunciation

peperomia

/ˌpɛpəˈrəʊmɪə/