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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Ixia

called also corn lily

Word History


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

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“Ixia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ixia. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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