/ (spəˈræksɪs) /
any plant of the cormous S African genus Sparaxis, esp S. grandiflora and S. tricolor, grown for their dainty spikes of star-shaped purple, red, or orange flowers: family Iridaceae
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Word Origin for sparaxis
New Latin, from Greek sparassein to tear (from the appearance of the spathes)
Words nearby sparaxis
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Example sentences from the Web for sparaxis
The known species of Dierama, known in gardens as Sparaxis, are pendula and pulcherrimum.The Book of Bulbs|Samuel Arnott