from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A creeping evergreen shrub (Pyxidanthera barbulata) having small white or pinkish flowers, native to pine barrens of the eastern United States.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as pixy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local name of the dwarf evergreen Pyxidanthera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas
Shortening and alteration of New Latin Pyxidanthera, genus name : Greek puxis, puxid-, box + Greek anthera, pollen; see anther.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)