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sparaxis

/spəˈræksɪs/
noun
1.
any plant of the cormous S African genus Sparaxis, esp S. grandiflora and S. tricolor, grown for their dainty spikes of star-shaped purple, red, or orange flowers: family Iridaceae
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek sparassein to tear (from the appearance of the spathes)
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