Piperaceous
Piperaceous Pip`er*a"ceous, a. [L. piper pepper.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the order of plants ({Piperace[ae]}) of which the pepper ({Piper nigrum}) is the type. There are about a dozen genera and a thousand species, mostly tropical plants with pungent and aromatic qualities. [1913 Webster]

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  • piperaceous — /pip euh ray sheuhs, puy peuh /, adj. belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants. Cf. pepper family. [1665 75; < NL Piperace(ae) (Piper the type genus (L: PEPPER) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • piperaceous — piper·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • piperaceous — /pɪpəˈreɪʃəs/ (say pipuh rayshuhs) adjective of or relating to the Piperaceae, a family of pungent tropical shrubs, as pepper or betel. {New Latin, from Latin piper pepper} …   Australian English dictionary

  • piperaceous —   a. pertaining to or like pepper plant; belonging to pepper family of plants …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • piperaceous — adjective see piperaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piper nigrum — Piperaceous Pip er*a ceous, a. [L. piper pepper.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the order of plants ({Piperace[ae]}) of which the pepper ({Piper nigrum}) is the type. There are about a dozen genera and a thousand species, mostly tropical plants with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piperine — /pip euh reen , euhr in/, n. Chem. a white, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3, obtained from pepper and other piperaceous plants and also prepared synthetically: used as an insecticide. [1810 20; < L piper PEPPER + INE1] * * * ▪ organic compound… …   Universalium

  • piperine — /ˈpɪpəraɪn/ (say pipuhruyn), / rin/ (say reen) noun a white crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3, obtained from pepper and other piperaceous plants, and also prepared synthetically. {French, from Italian peperino a cement of volcanic ashes, from Latin …   Australian English dictionary

  • piperitious — piperitious, a. rare 0. (pɪpəˈrɪʃəs) [f. L. piper pepper + itious1: cf. cineritious.] Resembling pepper, pungent: = piperaceous a. a. in Cent. Dict …   Useful english dictionary

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