polyanthus narcissi

polyanthus

[pol-ee-an-thuhs]
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:
1620–30; < Neo-Latin < Greek polýanthos having many flowers. See poly-, -anthous

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polyanthus (ˌpɒlɪˈænθəs)
 
n , 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
 
[C18: New Latin, Greek: having many flowers]

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