Galanthus

noun

Ga·​lan·​thus
gəˈlan(t)thəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek gala milk + New Latin -anthus; from its white flowers

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“Galanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galanthus. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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