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sparaxis, noun

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Also with initial capital.
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unchanged.
Origin:
modern Latin, GreekShow more modern Latin (1805), from Greek sparassein to tear, lacerate.
A genus of iridaceous plant, species of which are grown for their flowers, which are multi-hued, often with black or yellow centres; a plant or bulb of this genus; also called botterblom. See also ixia.
1829 Loudon Encycl. Pl.40.
1994 [see Wasserfall quot. at freesia].
A genus of iridaceous plant, species of which are grown for their flowers, which are multi-hued, often with black or yellow centres; a plant or bulb of this genus; also called botterblom.

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