• WordNet 3.6
    • n Piqueria small genus of tropical American perennial herbs or subshrubs with white to pale yellow flowers; often included in genus Stevia
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n piqueria A small genus of tropical American composite herbs or subshrubs. It is of general interest because it contains the so-called Stevia (but not a true Stevia) of florists, much grown for its small, white, fragrant flowers. This plant is Piqueria trinervia, of Mexico. It is used for bedding. There is also a form with white-margined leaves and a dwarf compact form. The usual or normal form of the species makes a plant one or two feet tall.
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