Definition of pyxie in US English:

pyxie

(also pixie, pixy)

noun

US
  • In full "pyxie moss". A prostrate, mosslike evergreen shrub, Pyxidanthera barbulata (family Diapensiaceae), which bears numerous tiny white or pink flowers and is found in the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. Shortened from scientific Latin Pyxidanthera, genus name (A. Michaux Flora Boreali-Americana I. 152; from Hellenistic Greek πυξίδιον small box + ancient Greek ἀνθηρά, feminine of ἀνθηρός flowery): see -y.

Pronunciation

pyxie

/ˈpɪksi/