Any of the genus Ixia of cormous plants native to South Africa.(noun)
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Use "ixia" in a sentence
"From tufted masses of sword-like leaves shoot up the tall spires of the _yucca_, heavy with pendent flowers, of pallid hue, like the moon, and from the grass gleams the blue eye of the starry _ixia_."
"She went to the chimney-piece, and employed herself in making a delicate piece of ixia get a better view of itself in the looking-glass."
"Many persons fancy that the Cape bulbs require to be taken up every year, but this is altogether a mistake: all the kinds of gladiolus, ixia, tritonia, and other similar plants, will live in the open ground, and flower well, if suffered to grow in masses, which would be killed by a single English winter if planted separately."