[ 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.
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Two or three times Mr. Robert heads the Pyxie up into it and debates about takin' in the mainsail.
And inside of ten minutes the club launch has landed us, bag and baggage, on the Pyxie.
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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