Definition of sparaxis in English:

sparaxis

noun

  • A South African plant of the iris family, with slender sword-shaped leaves and showy multicoloured flowers.

    • ‘She's planted lots of sparaxis and has a dazzling spring display, year after year.’
    • ‘The flowers of sparaxis are star-shaped, the leaves are sword-shaped and light green. Plant for beds, borders, perennial gardens and containers.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek, literally laceration, from sparassein to tear.

Pronunciation:

sparaxis

/spəˈraksɪs/