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pyxie

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noun pyx·ie \ˈpik-sē\

Definition of pyxie

  1. :  a creeping evergreen dicotyledonous shrub (Pyxidanthera barbulata of the family Diapensiaceae) of the sandy pine barrens of the Atlantic coast of the United States that has white or pink pentamerous flowers



Origin and Etymology of pyxie

by shortening & alteration from New Latin Pyxidanthera


First Known Use: 1882


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