Definition of panax
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 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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