One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Botany. Of or relating to the family Piperaceae (the pepper family), comprising chiefly tropical, often aromatic, herbaceous plants, shrubs, lianas, and small trees, many of which provide products used as pungent spices.
Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). In sense 1 from classical Latin piper pepper + -aceous.
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