[ih-pish-ee-uh, ih-pish-uh] /ɪˈpɪʃ i ə, ɪˈpɪʃ ə/

any of several tropical American plants of the genus Episcia, often cultivated as houseplants for their textured, variegated foliage and showy flowers.


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