polyanthus

[ pol-ee-an-thuh s ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. polyandrous,
  2. polyandry,
  3. polyangiitis,
  4. polyangular,
  5. polyanion,
  6. polyarchy,
  7. polyarteritis,
  8. polyarteritis nodosa,
  9. polyarthric,
  10. polyarthritis

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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