panax

noun pa·nax \ˈpāˌnaks\

Definition of panax

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of perennial herbs (family Araliaceae) of eastern North America and Asia with aromatic tuberous roots, compound verticillate leaves, and a solitary umbel of flowers — see ginseng

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of a genus (Polyscias) of trees and shrubs that is related to and sometimes especially formerly included in Panax

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Origin and Etymology of panax

New Latin, from Latin, a plant, panacea, from Greek panak-, panax, from panakeia — more at panacea


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