Either of two creeping prostrate evergreen plants (Pyxidanthera barbulata or P. brevifolia) having small white or pinkish flowers, native to the eastern United States.
A creeping, dicotyledonous evergreen plant (Pyxidanthera barbulata) with small, leathery leaves and white, star-shaped flowers, native to the E U.S.
Origin of pyxie
- Shortening and alteration of New Latin Pyxidanthera genus name Greek puxis puxid- box Greek anthera pollen anther
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition