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polyanthus

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noun, poly·an·thus \-ˈan(t)-thəs\

Definition of polyanthus

plural polyanthuses also polyanthiplay \-ˈan-ˌthī, -ˌthē\

  1. 1 :  any of various hybrid primroses

  2. 2 :  a narcissus (Narcissus tazetta) having small white or yellow flowers arranged in umbels and having a spreading perianth



Origin of polyanthus

New Latin, from Greek polyanthos blooming, from poly- + anthos flower — more at anthology


First Known Use: circa 1727


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