ixia

ixia

[ik-see-uh]
noun
any of various southern African plants of the genus Ixia, of the iris family, having sword-shaped leaves and showy, ornamental flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek ixía birdlime, equivalent to ix(ós) mistletoe, birdlime (made with mistletoe berries) + -ia -ia

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ixia (ˈɪksɪə)
 
n
any plant of the iridaceous genus Ixia, of southern Africa, having showy ornamental funnel-shaped flowers
 
[C18: New Latin from Greek ixos mistletoe, birdlime prepared from mistletoe berries]

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