capitalized : a small genus of bulbous plants (family Iridaceae) that are native to the Cape of Good Hope and include several which are cultivated for their brilliantly colored flowers borne in fringed spathes see wandflower
plural sparaxis : any plant, flower, or bulb of the genus Sparaxis

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, act of retching; akin to Greek sparassein to tear, rend

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“Sparaxis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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