Pyxie
Pyxie \Pyx"ie\ (p[i^]ks"[i^]), n. (Bot.) Same as {Pixy}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyxie — ☆ pyxie [pik′sē ] n. [contr. < the genus name] a creeping, dicotyledonous evergreen plant (Pyxidanthera barbulata) with small, leathery leaves and white, star shaped flowers, native to the E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • pyxie — noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from New Latin Pyxidanthera Date: 1882 a creeping evergreen dicotyledonous shrub (Pyxidanthera barbulata of the family Diapensiaceae) of the sandy pine barrens of the Atlantic coast of the United States… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyxie — /pik see/, n. either of two trailing, shrubby, evergreen plants, Pyxidanthera barbulata or P. brevifolia, of the eastern U.S., having numerous small, starlike blossoms and growing in sandy soil. Also called flowering moss. [1880 85; short for NL… …   Universalium

  • pyxie — pyx·ie …   English syllables

  • pyxie — pyx•ie [[t]ˈpɪk si[/t]] n. pln either of two trailing, shrubby, evergreen plants, Pyxidanthera barbulata or P. brevifolia, of the family Diapensiaceae, of E North America, having numerous small, starlike blossoms • Etymology: 1880–85; short for… …   From formal English to slang

  • pyxie — noun creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas • Syn: ↑pixie, ↑pixy, ↑Pyxidanthera barbulata • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flowering moss — pyxie. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pyxidanthera — noun one species: pyxie; the eastern United States • Syn: ↑genus Pyxidanthera • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Diapensiaceae, ↑family Diapensiaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Pyxidanthera — noun one species: pyxie; the eastern United States • Syn: ↑Pyxidanthera • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Diapensiaceae, ↑family Diapensiaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pixy — noun 1. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous • Syn: ↑elf, ↑hob, ↑gremlin, ↑pixie, ↑brownie, ↑imp • Topics: ↑folklore …   Useful english dictionary

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