Definition of sparaxis in English:

sparaxis

Line breaks: spa|raxis
Pronunciation: /spəˈraksɪs
 
/

noun

A South African plant of the iris family, with slender sword-shaped leaves and showy multicoloured flowers.
  • Genus Sparaxis, family Iridaceae
More example sentences
  • She's planted lots of sparaxis and has a dazzling spring display, year after year.
  • The flowers of sparaxis are star-shaped, the leaves are sword-shaped and light green. Plant for beds, borders, perennial gardens and containers.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek, literally 'laceration', from sparassein 'to tear'.

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