polyanthus

noun poly·an·thus \ ˌpä-lē-ˈan(t)-thəs \

Definition of polyanthus

plural polyanthuses also polyanthi play \ˌpä-lē-ˈan-ˌthī, -ˌthē\
1 : any of various hybrid primroses
2 : a narcissus (Narcissus tazetta) having small white or yellow flowers arranged in umbels and having a spreading perianth

Origin and Etymology of polyanthus

New Latin, from Greek polyanthos blooming, from poly- + anthos flower — more at anthology


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