Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the natural order Amaryllidaceæ, and the type of the tribe Hypoxideæ.

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  • n. small plants that resemble amaryllis and that grow from a corm and bear flowers on a leafless stalk; sometimes classified as member of the family Amaryllidaceae: star grass

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  • The ingredients were initially extracted from the bulb of the hypoxis plant, commonly nwon as the "African potato".

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  • The researchers have since replaced the hypoxis-extract with chemically pure substances.

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