ixora

noun

ix·​o·​ra
ˈiksərə
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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Ixora

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Ixora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ixora. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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