from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun 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".

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1997

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

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1997


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