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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ixia a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ixia (Bot) A South African bulbous plant of the Iris family, remarkable for the brilliancy of its flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ixia An extensive genus of Cape plants, of the natural order Iridaceæ, type of the tribe Ixieæ. They have narrow sword-shaped leaves, and slender simple or branched stems, bearing spikes of large, showy, variously colored flowers. The beauty and elegance of the flowers give them a high place among ornamental plauts. The plant formerly called Ixia (Pardanthus) Chinensis is now referred to a genus Belamcanda.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. birdlime. So called because of the viscid nature of some of the species


In literature:

Ixias are also known under the name of African Corn Lilies.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
The Ixias are natives of South Africa, and have smooth or fibrous-coated, round and flattish corms, about an inch in diameter.
"Beautiful Bulbous Plants" by John Weathers
Mr. Aiton regards it as a greenhouse plant; like those of many of the Ixias, however, the bulbs are of the more tender kind.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 9" by William Curtis
Ixias, their concentration in Southern Africa, 142.
"On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta ; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of Genera" by Thomas Vernon Wollaston
I think these tigridias that Mr. Greenish was so keen to combine with the ixias were a mistake.
"The Vanity Girl" by Compton Mackenzie

In news:

Ixia to acquire BreakingPoint Systems for $160M.
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Ixia to acquire BreakingPoint Systems for $160M.
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Ixia Launches Network Testing Tool For Enterprises.
Ixia to add Flash test support.
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Converged IP and wireless network testing specialist Ixia will acquire network visibility vendor Anue Systems for $145 million in cash, the two companies confirmed Monday.