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

Historical Examples of 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.

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