Ga·​lan·​thus | \ gəˈlan(t)thəs \

Definition of Galanthus

: 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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History and Etymology for Galanthus

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

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“Galanthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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