genus Episcia

noun
genus of tropical American herbs having soft hairy foliage
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family
Member Meronyms: ↑episcia

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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

  • 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

  • genus Alsobia — noun tropical American herbs sometimes included in genus Episcia • Syn: ↑Alsobia • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family …   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 dianthiflora — noun low growing creeping perennial of Central America having deeply fringed white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Episcia • Syn: ↑lace flower vine, ↑Alsobia dianthiflora • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Alsobia, ↑genus Alsobi …   Useful english dictionary

  • episcia — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 cupreata — ID 30779 Symbol Key EPCU2 Common Name flame violet Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Episcia reptans — ID 30780 Symbol Key EPRE4 Common Name N/A Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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