- any of numerous tropical shrubs or trees belonging to the genus Ixora, of the madder family, having glossy leaves and clusters of showy flowers in a variety of colors.
Origin of ixora
< New Latin (Linnaeus) ≪ Sanskrit īśvara Ishvara; the flowers of some species serve as votive offerings in India
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Examples from the Web for ixora
The flowers of Ixora coccinea have the same general construction as those of the other plants of the order.
There are many kinds of Ixora, all stove shrubs, and all conspicuous for their large heads or rather corymbs of showy flowers.
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