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iva

[ahy-vuh, ee-vuh]
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noun
  1. 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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  • "Spiffing," agreed Iva, who was also inspecting the new acquisitions.

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    Angela Brazil

  • Iva and Mavis and I are going to do it, and we don't want anyone else, thank you!

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    Angela Brazil

  • This she addressed to Gwen and handed it surreptitiously along by Nesta and Iva.

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  • They mentioned the matter to Iva, who shrugged her shoulders.

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  • "It's a wonderful programme," urged Iva, who had seen the posters.

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