Did you mayhaps mean Ixora?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the natural order Rubiaceæ, type of tribe Ixoreæ. It consists of tropical shrubs or small trees, chiefly of the old world, numbering about 100 species. The flowers have the corolla salver-shaped, contorted, the stamens exserted; and they are disposed in trichotomously branching corymbs. The leaves are coriaceous aud evergreen. Many species are cultivated, for the elegance, and in some cases fragrance, of their flowers. Several species have a medicinal use. Certain species, very hard-wooded, are called
iron-tree. I. ferreaof the West Indies is called hardwood-treeor (with other species) wild jasmine. I. triflorum, a native of Guiana, is called hackia. Two extinct species have been discovered in the Tertiary deposits of Europe, and three other closely allied forms from a bed of the same age on the island of Labuan, off the coast of Borneo, have been described under the name Ixorophyllum.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
“We used to call that plant 'ixora'- it used to come in red, white and pink as well.”
“We drove home in silence and, when he parked in our long driveway, I stopped to pluck some ixora flowers while Nnamabia unlocked the front door.”
“After some ministrations, roses, bougainvillea and ixora of different hues woke up.”
“It's better perhaps to nick a few red flowers off the ixora hedge that borders the road.”
“Already, the garden section along the side wall has been planted with striking specimens: croton, ixora, copa de oro, and an assortment of ficus trees.”
“Landscaping consisted of ixora hedges with bright crimson blossoms.”
“A Hedge of hibiscus, ixora, and poinsettia to keep pigs out and provide nectar.”
“It is important to surround the site with a thick hedge of hibiscus, bougainvillea, ixora, poinsettia, or other nectar-bearing plants whose flowers attract adult butterflies and encourage them to remain in the area.”
“Bronze bottom board bee hive plans is accused for its ixora and spicy sound, but a flamboyant rich boring autobiography can enough marvel attained.”
“I noticed all of the usual suspects damaged: coco plum, ficus, and ixora.”
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