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polyanthus

[ pol-ee-an-thuhs ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈæn θəs /
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noun, plural pol·y·an·thus·es.

a hybrid primrose, Primula polyantha.
Also called polyanthus narcissus. a narcissus, Narcissus tazetta, having small white or yellow flowers.

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Origin of polyanthus

1620–30; <New Latin <Greek polýanthos having many flowers. See poly-, -anthous
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British Dictionary definitions for polyanthus

polyanthus
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈænθəs) /

noun plural -thuses

any of several hybrid garden primroses, esp Primula polyantha, which has brightly coloured flowers
polyanthus narcissus a Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus tazetta, having clusters of small yellow or white fragrant flowers

Word Origin for polyanthus

C18: New Latin, Greek: having many flowers
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