noun Kickx·ia \ˈkiksēə\

Definition of Kickxia

  1. :  a small genus of Old World creeping pubescent herbs (family Scrophulariceae) having pinnately veined oval leaves and flowers with a prominent palate — see cancerwort

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Origin and Etymology of kickxia

New Latin, from Jean Kickx †1831 and his son Jean Kickx †1864 Belgian botanists + New Latin -ia

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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