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galax

[gey-laks] /ˈgeɪ læks/
noun
1.
a plant, Galax urceolata, of the southeastern U.S., having rounded, evergreen leaves and spikes of small white flowers.
Also called beetleweed.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Neo-Latin < Greek gál(a) milk + Latin -āx noun suffix
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