- any composite plant of the genus Iva, characterized by usually opposite leaves and inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers.
Origin of iva
< New Latin (Linnaeus); of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for iva
Nor is the ravishing Iva, who, when introduced to Nina, says, “I want your hair.”A Country House of Fools: Norman Rush’s ‘Subtle Bodies’
September 10, 2013
"Spiffing," agreed Iva, who was also inspecting the new acquisitions.
Iva and Mavis and I are going to do it, and we don't want anyone else, thank you!
This she addressed to Gwen and handed it surreptitiously along by Nesta and Iva.
They mentioned the matter to Iva, who shrugged her shoulders.
"It's a wonderful programme," urged Iva, who had seen the posters.