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pyxie

[ pik-see ]

noun

  1. 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.


pyxie

/ ˈpɪksɪ /

noun

  1. a creeping evergreen shrub, Pyxidanthera barbulata, of the eastern US with small white or pink star-shaped flowers: family Diapensiaceae


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyxie1

1880–85; short for New Latin Pyxidanthera, equivalent to Latin pyxid- (stem of pyxis ) box ( pyx ) + New Latin -anthera anther
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyxie1

C19: shortened from New Latin Pyxidanthera, from pyxis + anther
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Example Sentences

And inside of ten minutes the club launch has landed us, bag and baggage, on the Pyxie.

This celebrated pyxie moss is not a moss at all, but a tiny shrub.

Two or three times Mr. Robert heads the Pyxie up into it and debates about takin' in the mainsail.

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