ixora

noun ix·o·ra \ˈiksərə\

Definition of ixora

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of tropical shrubs or small trees (family Rubiaceae) that have leathery evergreen leaves and terminal corymbs of showy salver-shaped flowers and are often cultivated as ornamentals in the warm greenhouse

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Ixora

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Origin and Etymology of ixora

New Latin, irregular from Ishvara, Hindu divinity, from Sanskrit īśvara ruler, lord


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