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[ahy-vuh, ee-vuh] /ˈaɪ və, ˈi və/
any composite plant of the genus Iva, characterized by usually opposite leaves and inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers.
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< New Latin (Linnaeus); of uncertain origin Unabridged
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  • So, one day, Pidrka burst into tears, and clutched the hand of her ivas.

    Devil Stories Various
  • So, one day, Pidorka burst into tears, and caught the hand of her brother ivas.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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