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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