panax

noun
pa·​nax | \ ˈpāˌnaks \

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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History and Etymology for panax

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

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“Panax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panax. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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