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polyanthus

[pol-ee-an-thuh s] /ˌpɒl iˈæn θəs/
noun, plural polyanthuses.
1.
a hybrid primrose, Primula polyantha.
2.
Also called polyanthus narcissus. a narcissus, Narcissus tazetta, having small white or yellow flowers.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Neo-Latin < Greek polýanthos having many flowers. See poly-, -anthous
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British Dictionary definitions for polyanthus

polyanthus

/ˌpɒlɪˈænθəs/
noun (pl) -thuses
1.
any of several hybrid garden primroses, esp Primula polyantha, which has brightly coloured flowers
2.
polyanthus narcissus, a Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus tazetta, having clusters of small yellow or white fragrant flowers
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, Greek: having many flowers
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