Definition of galtonia
1 capitalized : a small genus of southern African bulbous plants (family Liliaceae) that was formerly included in Hyacinthus but is distinguished by the large two to three foot long somewhat fleshy leaves and larger flowers in long loose racemes — see summer hyacinth
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Galtonia
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Origin and Etymology of galtonia
New Latin, from Sir Francis Galton + New Latin -ia
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