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polyanthus

[ pol-ee-an-thuhs ]

noun

, plural pol·y·an·thus·es.
  1. a hybrid primrose, Primula polyantha.
  2. Also called polyanthus narcissus. a narcissus, Narcissus tazetta, having small white or yellow flowers.


polyanthus

/ ˌpɒlɪˈænθəs /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of polyanthus1

1620–30; < New Latin < Greek polýanthos having many flowers. See poly-, -anthous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polyanthus1

C18: New Latin, Greek: having many flowers

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Example Sentences

Polyanthus, pol-i-an′thus, n. a kind of primrose much prized and cultivated by florists:—pl.

The Good-Luck Lily, which is a strong and beautiful polyanthus narcissus, can be grown in bowls filled with pebbles and water.

Polyanthus is my freedman and he has done well in giving you passage, for he is aware of my interest in your people.

They were the dancing girls from Gades, who, as they left Polyanthus' ship, passed unnoticed in the hubbub of the leave-taking.

Asleep with the polyanthus held fast in its hand, its bells dropping over the rosy face.

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