galax

galax

[gey-laks]
noun
a plant, Galax urceolata, of the southeastern U.S., having rounded, evergreen leaves and spikes of small white flowers.
Also called beetleweed.


Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin < Greek gál(a) milk + Latin -āx noun suffix

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galax

noun
tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall 
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