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[ik-ser-uh] /ˈɪk sər ə/

any of numerous tropical shrubs or trees belonging to the genus Ixora, of the madder family, having glossy leaves and clusters of showy flowers in a variety of colors.

a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree with white or bright-colored flowers
Word Origin

from Sanskrit isvara ‘lord’ because the flowers are used as votive offerings


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