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[ gey-laks ]
/ ˈgeɪ læks /


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

Nearby words

galatian, galatians, galatine, galatz, galavant, galax, galaxy, galaţi, galba, galbanum, galbraith

Origin of galax

1745–55; < New Latin < Greek gál(a) milk + Latin -āx noun suffix
Also called beetleweed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019