ixia

noun ix·ia \ ˈiksēə \

Definition of ixia

1 capitalized : a genus of southern African bulbous plants (family Iridaceae) having linear sword-shaped leaves and very showy spikes of mostly pink or purple flowers
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Ixia called also corn lily

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Origin and Etymology of ixia

New Latin, from Greek ixos mistletoe, birdlime + New Latin -ia; akin to Latin viscum mistletoe, birdlime


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