pyxie

noun
pyx·​ie | \ ˈpik-sē How to pronounce pyxie (audio) \

Definition of pyxie

: 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

First Known Use of pyxie

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyxie

by shortening & alteration from New Latin Pyxidanthera

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“Pyxie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyxie. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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