Galanthus

noun Ga·lan·thus \gəˈlan(t)thəs\

Definition of Galanthus

  1. :  a small genus of European bulbous herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) comprising the snowdrops and having solid scapes and nodding flowers with three larger outer perianth segments and three smaller inner ones with 2-lobed tips

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Origin and Etymology of galanthus

New Latin, from Greek gala milk + New Latin -anthus; from its white flowers — more at galaxy


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