paperwhite

noun
pa·​per·​white | \ ˈpā-pər-ˌ(h)wīt How to pronounce paperwhite (audio) \

Definition of paperwhite

: a polyanthus narcissus bearing clusters of small very fragrant pure white flowers

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The other plants used throughout the three houses range from lilies and azaleas to paperwhites, amaryllis, and mini-evergreens. Robert Khederian, Town & Country, "How Newport's Gilded Age Mansions Are Decorated for Christmas," 13 Dec. 2018 Perennials: Salvia, lantana, iris, four o’clock, paperwhites, mint marigold. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "The deer-proof plants you should plant this spring," 11 May 2018 Some exceptions would be amaryllis, paperwhites, daffodils, pictured above, and other narcissi. NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: trim ground covers and plant Irish potatoes," 20 Jan. 2018 One holiday plant that definitely has a fragrance is paperwhite. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "So you bought holiday plants. Now what?," 29 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of paperwhite

1806, in the meaning defined above

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