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galax

[ gey-laks ]
/ ˈgeɪ læks /
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noun

a plant, Galax urceolata, of the southeastern U.S., having rounded, evergreen leaves and spikes of small white flowers.

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Origin of galax

1745–55; <New Latin <Greek gál(a) milk + Latin -āx noun suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for galax

  • Nearly everywhere in our woods the beautiful ruddy-bronze galax is abundant.

  • Taking off the top, Alice lifted out a huge bunch of beautiful galax leaves and another of the daintiest sprays of evergreen.

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