Definition of ixia in English:

ixia

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪksɪə
 
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noun

  • A South African plant of the iris family, which bears showy six-petalled starlike flowers on tall wiry stems and has sword-shaped leaves.
    • Genus Ixia, family Iridaceae: many cultivars
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    • Bulbs native to Mediterranean and other climates [include] babiana, sparaxis, tritonia, watsonia, bearded iris, ixia, Oxalis purpurea, Scilla Peruviana, freesias, the small alliums, etc.
    • Finally, fynbos includes more than 1 500 species of bulbs or geophytes, many of which have been developed worldwide as valuable horticultural plants, e.g., freesias, agapanthus, gladioli, and ixias.
    • Ixias have flat one inch to one and one-half inch flowers on top of wiry 10 to 15-inch stems.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin, denoting a kind of thistle, from Greek.

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