[ pik-see ]
/ ˈpɪk si /
either of two trailing, shrubby, evergreen plants, Pyxidanthera barbulata or P. brevifolia, of the eastern U.S., having numerous small, starlike blossoms and growing in sandy soil.
Words nearby pyxie
Origin of pyxie
Also called flowering moss.
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British Dictionary definitions for pyxie
/ (ˈpɪksɪ) /
a creeping evergreen shrub, Pyxidanthera barbulata, of the eastern US with small white or pink star-shaped flowers: family Diapensiaceae
Word Origin for pyxie
C19: shortened from New Latin Pyxidanthera, from pyxis + anther
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