ix·​o·​ra | \ ˈiksərə\

Definition of ixora

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

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History and Etymology for ixora

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

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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