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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, type of the order Xyrideæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of endogenous herbs with grassy leaves and small yellow flowers in short, scaly-bracted spikes; yellow-eyed grass. There are about seventeen species in the Atlantic United States.

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  • noun botany Any member of the plant genus Xyris.

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  • noun chiefly American marsh plants, having usually yellow flowers

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From the genus name.

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