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ixora

[ ik-ser-uh ]
/ ˈɪk sər ə /
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noun

any of numerous tropical shrubs or trees belonging to the genusIxora, of the madder family, having glossy leaves and clusters of showy flowers in a variety of colors.

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Origin of ixora

<New Latin (Linnaeus) ≪ Sanskrit īśvaraIshvara; the flowers of some species serve as votive offerings in India
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  • Two jungle flowers now serve as pwr, one a kind of Ixora, but the botanical name of the other has not been identified.

    Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon
  • The flowers of Ixora coccinea have the same general construction as those of the other plants of the order.

    Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
  • There are many kinds of Ixora, all stove shrubs, and all conspicuous for their large heads or rather corymbs of showy flowers.

    Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
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