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Meaning of XYRIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  chiefly American marsh plants, having usually yellow flowers
 

XYRIS is a 5 letter word that starts with X.

 

 Synonyms: genus Xyris
 
 See Also: family Xyridaceae, liliopsid genus, monocot genus, Xyridaceae, yellow-eyed grass, yellow-eyed grass family

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Xy"ris\, n. [L., a kind of Iris, Gr. ?, fr. ? a razor.]
(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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