noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek episkios shaded, from epi- + skia shadow — more at shine Date: circa 1868 any of a genus (Episcia) of tropical American herbs of the gesneriad family that have hairy foliage and are related to the African violet

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  • episcia — [e pish′ə, e pishē ə; ēpish′ə, ipish′ə] n. [ModL < Gr episkia, fem. of episkios, shaded < epi , EPI + skia, shadow < IE * sk̑iya , var. of base * skāi, to gleam softly > SHINE] any of a genus (Episcia) of tropical American plants of… …   English World dictionary

  • Episcĭa — (E. Mart.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Gesneraceae Gesnereae Episcicae; Arten in Brasilien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Episcia — Episcia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Episcia — Taxobox name = Episcia image width = 200px image caption = Episcia reptans regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Episcia Episcia is a genus of about 8 species belonging to… …   Wikipedia

  • episcia — noun any plant of the genus Episcia; usually creeping and stoloniferous and of cascading habit; grown for their colorful foliage and flowers • Hypernyms: ↑houseplant • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Episcia * * * ə̇ˈpish(ē)ə noun Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Episcia — ID 30778 Symbol Key EPISC Common Name episcia Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit N/A Durat …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • episcia — /i pish ee euh, i pish euh/, n. any of several tropical American plants of the genus Episcia, often cultivated as houseplants for their textured, variegated foliage and showy flowers. [1865 70; < NL < Gk episkiá fem. of episkiós shaded, equiv. to …   Universalium

  • episcia — e•pi•sci•a [[t]ɪˈpɪʃ i ə, ɪˈpɪʃ ə[/t]] n. pl. sci•as pln any tropical American plant of the genus Episcia, having textured, variegated leaves and showy flowers • Etymology: 1865–70; < NL < Gk episkiá, shaded …   From formal English to slang

  • episcia — epi·scia …   English syllables

  • Episcia Mart. — Symbol EPISC Common Name episcia Botanical Family Gesneriaceae …   Scientific plant list

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