- a hybrid primrose, Primula polyantha.
- Also called polyanthus narcissus. a narcissus, Narcissus tazetta, having small white or yellow flowers.
Origin of polyanthus
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Sow auricula and polyanthus seeds in boxes, made of rough boards six inches deep, with holes at the bottom to run off the water.
Confess, now, dear Barnet, don't you long to call it a Polyanthus?Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
William Makepeace Thackeray
I think of a polyanthus, and I say, 'Who will first touch a poly?'Little Folks (July 1884)
Polyanthus and primroses will be exhibiting their beautiful flowers.The American Flower Garden Directory
For flowering in the house the Polyanthus Narcissus are very desirable.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
- 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
C18: New Latin, Greek: having many flowers
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