/ (ɡɔːlˈtəʊnɪə) /


any plant of the bulbous genus Galtonia, esp G. candicans, with lanceolate leaves, drooping racemes of waxy white flowers, and a fragrant scent: family Liliaceae

Word Origin for galtonia

named after Sir Francis Galton (1822–1911), English explorer and scientist
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Examples from the Web for galtonia

  • Galtonia, or Hyacinthus, candicans is the best of the three species which constitute the genus.

    The Book of Bulbs|Samuel Arnott