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ixora

[ik-ser-uh] /ˈɪk sər ə/
noun
1.
any of numerous tropical shrubs or trees belonging to the genus Ixora, of the madder family, having glossy leaves and clusters of showy flowers in a variety of colors.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus) ≪ Sanskrit īśvara Ishvara; the flowers of some species serve as votive offerings in India
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noun

a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree with white or bright-colored flowers

Word Origin

from Sanskrit isvara 'lord' because the flowers are used as votive offerings

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