Polianthes

noun
Pol·​i·​an·​thes | \ ˌpälēˈan(t)ˌthēz \

Definition of Polianthes

: 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

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History and Etymology for Polianthes

New Latin, from poli- + -anthes

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“Polianthes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polianthes. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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