Definition of Episcia

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Episcia; usually creeping and stoloniferous and of cascading habit; grown for their colorful foliage and flowers.

Group relationships: Genus Episcia
Generic synonyms: Houseplant



Definition of Episcia

1. a tropical herb [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Episcia

epipygus
epiregulin
epiretinal
epiretinal membrane
epirizole
epirogenies
epirogeny
epirrhema
epirrhemata
epirubicin
epis
episcia (current term)
episcias
episclera
episcleral
episcleral artery
episcleral lamina
episcleral veins
episcleritis
episcleritis multinodularis
episcleritis periodica fugax
episcopacies
episcopacy
episcopal
episcopally

Literary usage of Episcia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by William Robinson (1903)
"Though now included in the genus episcia, they were first distributed and are generally known by the generic name of ..."

2. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1891)
"... is represented by such beautiful plants as episcia ... with dark purple-bronze warted leaves, the bright scarlet flowered velvety-leaved episcia, ..."

3. The Theory and Practice of Horticulture: Or, An Attempt to Explain the Chief by John Lindley (1855)
"The same observer mentions an episcia bicolor that happened to have one of its ... Leaf of episcia bicolor, which had its midrib cut across by accident, ..."

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