Definition of ixia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiksēə/


A South African plant of the iris family that bears showy six-petaled starlike flowers on tall wiry stems and has sword-shaped leaves.
  • Genus Ixia, family Iridaceae: and many cultivars.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with ixia

asphyxia, elixir

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Syllabification: ix·i·a

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