pyxie

noun

pyx·​ie ˈpik-sē How to pronounce pyxie (audio)
: a creeping evergreen dicotyledonous shrub (Pyxidanthera barbulata of the family Diapensiaceae) of the sandy pine barrens of the Atlantic coast of the U.S. that has white or pink pentamerous flowers

Word History

Etymology

by shortening & alteration from New Latin Pyxidanthera

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyxie was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Pyxie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyxie. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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