[ gey-laks ]

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

Origin of galax

1745–55; <New Latin <Greek gál(a) milk + Latin -āx noun suffix

Words Nearby galax Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use galax in a sentence

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

    Our Southern Highlanders | Horace Kephart
  • Taking off the top, Alice lifted out a huge bunch of beautiful galax leaves and another of the daintiest sprays of evergreen.

    Grandfather's Love Pie | Miriam Gaines