Polianthes

noun

Pol·​i·​an·​thes
ˌpälēˈan(t)ˌthēz
: a small genus of Mexican tuberous herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) having tall stems and spikes of fragrant white flowers borne in pairs and with the tube of the perianth strongly curved

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from poli- + -anthes

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“Polianthes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polianthes. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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