Pip`er*a"ceous(?), a. [L. piper pepper.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the order of plants (Piperace) of which the pepper (Piper nigrum) is the type. There are about a dozen genera and a thousand species, mostly tropical plants with pungent and aromatic qualities.
Pi*per"a*zine(?), n. Also
-zin}. [Piperidine + azote + -ine.] (Chem.) A crystalline substance, (C2H4NH)2, formed by action of ammonia on ethylene bromide, by reduction of pyrazine, etc. It is a strong base, and is used as a remedy for gout.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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