Xyris

noun
Xy·​ris | \ ˈzīrə̇s \

Definition of Xyris

: a large genus (the type of the family Xyridaceae) of chiefly American marsh plants having mostly yellow flowers with three sepals of which the two lateral are small, keeled, and persistent and the other is membranous and spreading — see yellow-eyed grass

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History and Etymology for Xyris

New Latin, from Latin, an iris, from Gk

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“Xyris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xyris. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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